Manchester United are back at Old Trafford this weekend and West Ham are the Premier League visitors.
United played away at Brentford midweek while David Moyes’ men had all week to prepare for the game.
When will United vs West Ham kick off?
United vs West Ham will kick off at 3 pm on Saturday 22 January.
Both teams have already met twice this season. United won the reverse Premier League game 2-1 thanks to a late goal from Jesse Lingard and an even later save from penalties from David de Gea.
Days later, Hammers beat United out of the EFL Cup at Old Trafford, winning 1-0 thanks to a goal from Manuel Lanzini.
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Is Man Utd v West Ham on TV?
The game was not moved to a televised slot.
This weekend’s televised top flight matches are Watford v Norwich, Everton v Aston Villa, Southampton v Manchester City, Crystal Palace v Liverpool and Chelsea v Tottenham.
Why are United vs West Ham not on TV?
It’s not entirely clear why this match between two teams chasing the top 4 wasn’t rescheduled for TV.
It means United get a rare kick-off at 3pm on a Saturday, which will likely benefit fans heading to the game.
How to watch United vs West Ham
United fans will have to wait until the match of the day on BBC1 at 10.30pm to see extended highlights of the game.
The Sky Sports YouTube channel also tends to upload Premier League highlights earlier.
This is United’s first start on Saturday at 3pm since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s last game, the 4-1 defeat at Watford in November.
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Man Utd v West Ham team news
Ralf Rangnick said at his pre-game press conference that Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are still out. Victor Lindelof will also not play after his home was broken into during the Brentford game.
Jadon Sancho is doubtful after missing the clash in Brentford to attend a family funeral.
Eric Bailly and Hannibal are at the Africa Cup of Nations and Paul Pogba is not expected back until the next game, the FA Cup clash with Middlesbrough.
West Ham have Tomas Soucek back after Covid and could also welcome back Said Benrahma after Algeria’s early departure from AFCON.
Our prediction: United vs West Ham
This is a hugely important game against a direct rival for Champions League places.
United got off some in September and struggled to give Moyes’ men a gauntlet during their EFL Cup exit.
United need to carry the second-half performance from the Brentford game here into the full game, with Rangnick still awaiting a full 90-minute performance from his side.
With Anthony Elanga flying and Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford back in goal we need to support United to get the job done.
Our prediction: United 2-1 West Ham
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