Manchester United Fans will be looking Forward to an improved Performance when their team host West Ham on Sunday afternoon after seeing their arch rivals Liverpool defeat them 2:0 in first leg of the Europa league fixture on Thursday.
Should Van Gaal’s team crash out of the FA Cup, it will be a disastrous week and probably a disastrous season too for the Manager and the Red Devils.
West Ham are gradually climbing the Premier League table unnoticed with the hope of playing in Europe next season, and they are also dreaming of FA Cup glory.
Since 2007, West Gam have never been victorious at Old Trafford, though they are unbeaten in their last 2 games against Manchester United.
West Ham are 5th in the Premier League, one position above Manchester United and just one point below fourth placed Manchester City.
West Ham are unbeaten in their last six games.
Manchester United have won 5 of their last 6 FA Cup matches, they have also won 3 of their last 5 matches in all competitions and lost 2.
Manchester United: Team News
Antonio Valencia and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are doubtful for this clash while Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Phil Jones are all on injury lists.
Juan Mata is out on suspension. The manager is expected to make some changes in his team, he could start Schweinstiger and Lingard, pushing Depay back to bench.
Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1) : De Gea – Rojo, Blind, Smalling, Darmian – Schneiderlin, Schweinstiger – Martial, Herrera, Lingard – Rashford.
West Ham: Team News
The two James (Collins and Tomkins) are out due to injuries while Sam Bryan is ineligible.
The team will receive a boost with the return of Moses, Enner Valencia and O’Brien .
Predicted line up (4-3-3): Randolph – O’Brien, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell – Lanzini, Song, Noble, Antonio, Payet, Emenike.
Manchester United vs West Ham: Head-To-Head stats
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 5 homes matches against West Ham, they are also unbeaten in their last 10 Matches against West Ham in all Competitions.
Manchester United has scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 FA Cup games.
West Ham have never won at Old Trafford since 2007, and haven’t won against United in their last 6 meetings.
West Ham also have not scored more than 1 goal in their last 5 games against Manchester United.
Manchester United vs West Ham: Prediction
The game could go either way but This may seem as the Hammers best chance to grab a victory against United and Old Trafford now the Red Devils seems to be in shambles.
Having lost 2 games in a row, Manchester United are like a wounded Lion and would strike hard with any little opportunity given.
I say 1-0 in favour of the Red Devils.