MANCHESTER UNITED vs WEST HAM | LIVE!
- Manchester United have lost only two of their 23 Premier League home matches against West Ham
- Michail Antonio can become the first West Ham player to score in three consecutive league matches since Marko Arnautovic
- Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have scored 12 and 11 home Premier League goals respectively this term
- West Ham are looking to win three consecutive league matches for the first time since the final three league fixtures of last season
- The Hammers have dropped an unrivalled 24 points from winning positions
Manchester United XI: De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Williams, Maguire, Lindelof, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford, Greenwood
West Ham XI: Fabianski, Cresswell, Johnson, Diop, Ogbonna, Noble, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen, Antonio
It’s all I’ve heard about recently. Obviously winning the match would be ideal but there’s maths to be done, folks.
Leicester and Manchester United are both on the same goal difference. +28. So let’s assume Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side win tonight – a defeat to the Foxes by a bigger scoreline on Sunday would see them potentially finish outside of the top four.
So a BIG win tonight could be handy.
There’s tons of variables obviously. Chelsea’s trip to Anfield and clash with Wolves at Molineux Stadium will be very interesting indeed.
Alex: Bizarre mathematical quirk: Manchester United claiming two points from their remaining fixtures guarantees them a top four finish, but getting three doesn’t.
Kabz: Today is a VERY. VERY. important day. This can ultimately be the last chance we have towards that top 3 finish. We cant afford to bottle this one. All we need to do is make sure we get the 3 points!
Josh: I like Solskjaer but he’s proper embarrassing at times like this. You don’t start a goalkeeper who’s regularly making howlers when you’re in a competitive race to qualify for the Champions League. Romero is so underrated and should be our starting GK atm until De Gea cuts out these awful mistakes.
Stevie: Sky still trying to convince viewers that West Ham can mathematically go down. It’s also a mathematical possibility that David Moyes will use all five substitutes. Just as likely.
Colin: Can not believe David De Gea is starting after his performance Sunday! Sergio Romero should get a chance, he’s a great goalkeeper!
Thanks Alex, took me an embarrassingly long time to work that out.
Sky Sports’ coverage is underway.
And, after just four minutes, we’ve had a two-minute montage of Liverpool’s season highlights. That’s probably the first of 150 I would imagine.
John Barnes, Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher are waiting at Anfield. I’ll let you know if anything interesting is said. Don’t hold your breath.
Team news – West Ham
Nice and simple. David Moyes fields an unchanged starting XI from the side who beat Watford 3-1 at the London Stadium.
Team news – Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes FOUR changes from the FA Cup semi-final.
Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Mason Greenwood are all recalled to the starting XI.
Eric Bailly, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Fred and Daniel James drop out. And yes, I mentioned it before but David de Gea keeps his place between the sticks.
David de Gea… starts! Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keeps faith with the Spaniard after his nightmare during the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Strange to think he only requires one more clean sheet to surpass Peter Schmeichel’s 112 Premier League shutouts for Manchester United. It’s a ruthless business.
Manchester United XI: De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Williams, Maguire, Lindelof, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford, Greenwood.
Subs: Romero, Mata, Lingard, Fred, Dalot, James, Ighalo, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay.
West Ham XI: Fabianski, Cresswell, Johnson, Diop, Ogbonna, Noble, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen, Antonio.
Subs: Randolph, Balbuena, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Lanzini, Wilshere, Haller, Masuaku, Coventry.
The big Q…
Will he won’t he? Will they won’t they? I’m trying to turn this into a Ross and Rachel thing but it’s not working.
Anyway, is David de Gea going to start between the sticks for Manchester United tonight? Or will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opt for second-choice Sergio Romero?
So many questions, so few minutes until we get our answer…
Well you know Manchester United are playing West Ham at Old Trafford in the 6pm fixture, otherwise you wouldn’t be here.
There’s also the small matter of Liverpool vs Chelsea (8pm) at Anfield, a fixture that will be followed by the title ceremony for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Apparently the Liverpool players have picked Kanye West’s All Of The Lights, a popular tune in the dressing room, as the music to be played as they walk up to collect their medals tonight.
Then the trophy will be lifted to Coldplay’s A Sky Full Of Stars.
I know neither of those songs but have to assume they are terrible choices judging by the comments on Twitter.
Yeah, I could look on Spotify… but… I don’t want to alright?!
Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Manchester United vs West Ham from Old Trafford.
Y’all ready for the last midweek action of the season? Yep, tonight’s two fixtures are the last before Sunday’s mega, super, massive, dazzling and glutinous marathon of action.
That enough adjectives?
Well let’s just deal with tonight first. It’s a BIG night in the battle for a top-four finish with both Chelsea and Manchester United in action.
Both win and Leicester will probably be playing Thursday night football next season.
Team news and line ups on the way shortly. Standby…
Man Utd vs West Ham LIVE: Score and Premier League latest updates
MANCHESTER UNITED vs WEST HAM | TEAM NEWS
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will decide whether to stick with under-pressure David de Gea or start second-fiddle Sergio Romero.
Eric Bailly suffered a nasty head injury against Chelsea and is unlikely to feature but left-back Luke Shaw has recovered from a swollen ankle.
David Moyes has reported no fresh injury problems and may remain unchanged for tonight’s clash at Old Trafford.
Robert Snodgrass is the Hammers’ only absentee.