Preview - Man Utd

Old Trafford

When and where?

Manchester United v West Ham United
Premier League
Sunday 27 November 2016, 4.30pm GMT
Old Trafford

What’s the story?

West Ham United begin an Old Trafford double header on Sunday when they travel to Manchester United for a Premier League match-up.

With an EFL Cup quarter-final to follow just three days later, these teams will certainly be well acquainted with each other by the end of the week.

Three league points are first on the agenda, though, with both teams in need of them.

Manchester United have had an up-and-down start to the campaign under new boss Jose Mourinho, but defeated Feyenoord 4-0 in the UEFA Europa League in midweek.

Domestically, the Red Devils have taken five points from their last four games, with draws against Burnley and Arsenal, being complemented by a win over Swansea City and a loss to Chelsea.

The Hammers suffered the pain of a late defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last time out, seeing a 2-1 lead turn into a 3-2 deficit in the final moments of the game.

That left Slaven Bilic’s side with 11 points from their opening twelve games and 17th in the league table, while Manchester United are sixth with 19 points.

Team news

The Hammers are without Winston Reid, who is serving a one-match ban having been sent off at Tottenham last week.

However, Mark Noble is back after having to sit out at White Hart Lane due to a ban of his own.

Andy Carroll could return after being out since August with a knee problem.

For Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to return after his domestic one-game suspension, while Wayne Rooney and Henrikh Mkhitaryan could play after impressing against Feyenoord.

Defenders Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling are injured.

Any links between the two?

The Hammers’ forward Ashley Fletcher will hope for a first senior appearance at Old Trafford after joining the Club from the Red Devils in the summer.

Manchester United’s Michael Carrick came through the Academy ranks at the Hammers.

Last season, the Hammers and Manchester United faced off four times, with two draws and a win apiece. Diafra Sakho, Michail Antonio and Winston Reid were on target as Bilic’s side triumphed 3-2 against the Red Devils in the final Boleyn Ground match.

How do I get to the game?

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How can I watch the game?

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