Manchester United Match Preview

After two quick turnarounds this week, West Ham United face a tough test this afternoon, as they make the trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United. If they can pull a result out of the bag here, then it will be the pick of the bunch.

David Moyes may have beaten the Red Devils here in the Carabao Cup last season but has not yet managed to claim a league win on this ground since he left his post as boss in 2014.

For the third consecutive fixture between these two sides, the hosts are under new management. The Hammers lost both games last campaign, While Manchester United were under the stewardship of both Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Ralf Rangnick. Moyes will hope for better when facing new manager Erik ten Hag.

West Ham will be looking to clinch their first three points on the road since 28 August, when they achieved a 1-0 victory at Aston Villa.

Due to the upcoming Qatar World Cup, this will be the last away game for the Irons until the London derby against Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium on Boxing Day and they will want to end what has been a decent month for them on a high note.

Both sides have had the same amount of time to prepare for this game, as they were both involved in European competition on Thursday. The advantage for the home side is that they have had considerably more time since their 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Saturday.

Pablo Fornals will be hoping he can retain his place in the side after being restored to the starting line-up against Silkeborg IF just three days ago, while Jarrod Bowen faces a late fitness test after he missed the UEFA Europa Conference League clash with an ankle injury.

This encounter was originally due to kick-off at 4:30pm but has been moved back and will now get underway at 4:15pm. Live coverage will be screened by Sky Sports from the earlier time of 3pm. The referee is Christopher Kavanagh.