Saturday 13 Apr
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Team news: Pellegrini makes three changes to West Ham side at Old Trafford

Robert Snodgrass and Chicharito celebrate at Fulham

 

Manuel Pellegrini has made three changes to his West Ham United team for Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Manchester United.

Pablo Zabaleta, Arthur Masuaku and Robert Snodgrass come into the starting eleven, with Ryan Fredericks dropping to the substitutes’ bench and Aaron Cresswell (knee) and Marko Arnautovic (illness) both absent.

Those changes mean Lukasz Fabianski will start in goal behind a back four of Zabaleta, Fabian Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna and Masuaku.

Declan Rice and captain Mark Noble will anchor the midfield, with Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson and Snodgrass providing support for former Manchester United striker Chicharito.

The bench is comprised of Adrian, Fredericks, Issa Diop, Pedro Obiang, Michail Antonio and young wingers Grady Diangana and Nathan Holland.

For Holland, it marks his first involvement in a Premier League matchday squad since he was an unused substitute at home to Everton on 22 April 2017.

Diangana, of course, made his Premier League debut for West Ham in the 3-1 victory over Manchester United at London Stadium back in September.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Rice, Noble ©, Felipe Anderson, Lanzini, Snodgrass, Chicharito
Subs: Adrian (GK), Fredericks, Diop, Obiang, Antonio, Holland, Diangana

Manchester United: De Gea ©, Dalot, Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Mata, Fred, Pogba, Lingard, Martial, Lukaku
Subs: Romero (GK), Lindelof, Darmian, McTominay, Pereira, Greenwood, Rashford

Referee: Graham Scott