Manchester United will be seeking to maintain their winning aura as the team visit West Ham in Sunday’s Premier League clash.
Two wins against Leicester City and Astana in the Europa League on Thursday seem to have sparked some life back into the team.
However, despite a much-needed pair of victories, the same worrying questions regarding the quality of their midfield and attack continue to linger for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who will be privately concerned at his team’s lack of bite since the opening day 4-0 win over Chelsea.
On the other hand, Manuel Pellegrini’s side have only lost once this season and must fancy their chances against a United side whose midfield and the attack has fallen short of expectations so far this term.
Head To Head
There used to be a time when United would view trips to West Ham with no trepidation at all, enjoying an unbeaten run in the Premier League at Boleyn Ground between 2007 and 2016, when the Hammers beat United 3-2 in their final game at the stadium.
Now, however, the new ground feels like a place where anything can happen, with United claiming one win, one draw and one defeat in their last three visits to the London Stadium.
That said, United can nonetheless claim supremacy when it comes to encounters with West Ham overall, winning 33 of the 56 games against the Irons in the Premier League era.
West Ham will be unconcerned by that record and instead can take confidence from beating them comfortably last year as well as to deserving much better than a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford back in April.
Possible Line Ups
West Ham United: Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Zabaleta; Rice, Noble; Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Anderson; Haller
Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; McTominay, Fred, Pereira; Lingard, Rashford, Greenwood
United are still without an away win since that 3-1 success in Paris six months ago, and if their recent displays at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton are anything to go by, they have a genuine problem when it comes to starting well before trailing off. Man United win or draw U-4.5