It might not have been their best performance against Aston Villa in Stratford on Monday night but at least West Ham United held on to win 2-1. They will be hoping to start December in the same vane as they return to East London for the visit of Manchester United on Saturday evening.
2000 home fans will also be in attendance for the first time since February 29, as the team will be keen to show them what they have been missing by attempting to claim maximum points for the fourth game running.
The Hammers have beaten the Red Devils in this fixture for the last two seasons, while they were under the stewardship of Manuel Pellegrini. David Moyes’ side currently occupy fifth place and he would love to see his team climb further up the Premier League table by beating his former club,.
Whilst Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side are unbeaten on the road this campaign, Saturday’s game might be a tough encounter to call as the Irons also have an excellent recent home record.
Although this will be the second game inside a week for the hosts, they will still be the fresher of the two sides, given that they have had two extra days preparation after their opponents were involved in UEFA Champions League action on Wednesday night.
One factor that the hosts hope will work in their favour is that Solskjær’s side are back in Europe on Tuesday night, as they head to Germany to face Red Bull Leipzig.
Michail Antonio will miss the game due to a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury, meaning Sébastien Haller will be recalled to the starting line-up after he was dropped in favour of the former Nottingham Forest man.
Saïd Benrahma also came off the bench in that game and he will be pushing for his first start. Mark Noble is another that is in contention.
The match is a 5:30pm kick-off with live coverage being screened by Sky Sports from 5pm. The referee is Andre Marriner.