How we expect United to start against the Hammers.
Following last weekend’s shock 5-3 defeat to newly promoted Leicester City in the Premier League, Manchester United will be looking amend that disappointment against West Ham United.
The Red Devils host the East London outfit at Old Trafford and taking into account the injuries manager Louis van Gaal has to deal with here is a predicted lineup from fanatix.
GK – David de Gea
Has been one of the few positives for United in what has been a disappointing time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement and with a weak defence in front of him the Spaniard could be kept busy.
RB – Rafael
Is the only natural right-back at Old Trafford now and is certainly a better choice in the position than Antonio Valencia, but the Brazilian still needs to be producing more.
CB – Paddy McNair
For those of you that haven’t heard of this defender, he’s a 19-year-old youth player who is tipped to be selected with Tyler Blackett, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling all out.
CB – Marcos Rojo
As the only fit and available centre-back in the first team squad there will be a lot of pressure on this new £16m signing, who up until now has played as a left-back for his new club.
LB – Luke Shaw
Having recovered from injury this £27m summer signing is ready to make his debut despite the fact van Gaal clearly isn’t a big fan of the 19-year-old.