Manchester United will look to extend their unbeaten run when they travel to the London Stadium to face relegation battlers West Ham on Sunday at 18:00 GMT.
Four points clear of the drop zone, the Hammers need to keep picking up points to bolster their chances of retaining their Premier League status.
Manchester United have a four-point lead over fifth-placed Liverpool, with two matches in hand; however, they will need to keep their consistency if they are to maintain their position inside the top four at the business end of the season.
West Ham’s Losing Streak
David Moyes and his men have lost the last three matches in the league. This poor run of form has hampered their chances of inching closer to safety. However, they still have a four-point lead over the chasing pack, sitting at 15th on the table.
Heading into the clash with Manchester United, Moyes will hope that his side will have some return to form in time to take something from the match. Another defeat could see West Ham plunge back closer to the drop zone, depending on other results in the league.
Having lost to Liverpool at home (1-2), Crystal Palace (4-3), and Man City (3-0), David Moyes will hope to see a response from his side in the clash against Manchester United.
A combative performance will get the fans inside the London Stadium behind the team, and this will be enough to drive the Hammers to a badly needed result in the clash.
Manchester United Picking Up Form at the Right Time
A five-match unbeaten run comprising four wins and a draw has put the Red Devils on the verge of sealing a top-four finish and, with it, a return to Europe’s premier club competition, the Champions League.
Erik Ten Hag’s side are currently fourth on the table, leading fifth-placed Liverpool by four points, have played two matches less than the Reds.
Heading into the West Ham game, Manchester United will be confident of picking up three points from the London Stadium and applying pressure on Newcastle in third.
Ten Hag will hope to maintain his side’s red-hot form in the final five matches of the season as they look to finish as higher up the table as possible.
David Moyes’ side has seen their niggling injuries to members of the squad clear out at the right time as the Hammers look to fight for survival at the business end of the season.
Moyes will be happy to have the full squad complement available to him before welcoming Manchester United to the London Stadium.
Erik Ten Hag has a few absentees from the first team and the matchday squad.
Lisandro Martinez will not be available this weekend. The 25-year-old is sidelined with a metatarsal fracture.
Center-back Raphael Varane is out of contention with a foot injury. The Frenchman has neem sidelined for six matches since April 14, 2023.
Manchester United will also be without defensive midfielder Scot McTominay (unknown injury), goalkeeper Tom Heaton (ankle), and central midfielder Donny van de Beek (knee).
L. Fabianski; A. Cresswell, A. Ogbonna, T. Kehrer, V. Coufal; Lucas Paqueta, F. Downes; Emerson, P. Fornals, J. Bowen; M. Antonio
D. de Gea; D. Dalot, L. Shaw, V. Lindelof, A. Wan-Bissaka; Fred, Casemiro; M.Rashford, B. Fernandes, Antony; A. Martial
West Ham will look to be pragmatic when out of possession. However, they will aggressively tackle and use their physicality during set pieces to impose themselves and create chances.
Man United will dictate the match’s tempo and dominate the ball to create high-quality chances.
Manchester United will win at the London Stadium and bolster their top-four chances.
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