Manchester United were sixth last season but qualified for the UEFA Champions League this season courtesy their UEFA Europa League win. West Ham were eleventh, finishing with forty-five points in a mid-table conundrum.
Both clubs are looking to improve on their final standings this season, with Manchester United already splurging for reinforcements across the field.
Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young are sidelined through injuries for the hosts. The visitors will be without the injured Andy Carroll and Cheikhou Kouyate.
Manchester United Possible Starting Lineup: David de Gea, Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Matteo Darmian, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial.
West Ham United Possible Starting Lineup: Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Creswell, Mark Noble, Pedro Obiang, Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini, Marko Arnautovic, Chicarito.
“My teams always had the goalscorer – the guy that scores more goals – but then we had the winger that scored 15 goals, the midfield player that scored 10 goals and we had the central defender that scored five goals.
And, last season, that didn’t happen much – we were focused on the goals that our striker was scoring, and when the striker was not scoring, the team was in a bit of trouble to win matches.”
– Jose Mourinho, Manchester United.
According to Manchester United vs West Ham United H2H Stats, the last five matches between these two clubs resulted in three wins and one loss for Manchester United.
However, Manchester United are undefeated in their last 12 home matches against West Ham in all competitions. Manchester United are undefeated in twenty-seven of their last twenty-nine matches in the Premier League and will be the favorites tonight.
A 2-0 win for Manchester United is the most likely outcome.