Man Utd vs West Ham: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Man Utd vs West Ham: Line-ups

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Injuries Taking Its Toll On Both Sides


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are not currently in a title race, sitting 14 points behind leaders Man City, but the victory over the Citizens certainly boosted their top-four chances, with a total of 54 points leaving them in second position in the table, six points clear of fifth-placed West Ham, who have a game in hand.


Man United only have the sixth-best home record in the league this term, dropping points in seven of their 13 matches at Old Trafford, but they have been victorious in two of their last three top-flight encounters at home, including a 3-1 success over Newcastle United on February 21.


West Ham, meanwhile, will enter Sunday’s clash off the back of an impressive 2-0 victory over Leeds United on Monday night, with Jesse Lingard and Craig Dawson on the scoresheet for the Hammers. David Moyes’s side have won three of their last four in the Premier League to remain in top-four contention, currently sitting fifth in the division, just two points off fourth-placed Chelsea with a game in hand.


West Ham have also already lost twice to Man United this season – a 1-0 defeat in the FA Cup on February 9, in addition to a 3-1 reverse in the league game at the London Stadium back in December. The capital giants have not beaten the Red Devils at Old Trafford in the Premier League since May 2007.


This is a very difficult game for Man United, particularly considering the home team’s injury problems. West Ham are now a side to be taken extremely seriously at the top end of the Premier League table, and the Hammers could hold Solskjaer’s team to a low-scoring draw at Old Trafford.