Bruno Fernandes And Aaron Wan-Bissaka To Start; Christian Eriksen On The Bench: United’s Predicted XI To Play West Ham

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag would have been pleased to come away with a draw from Anfield last weekend.

Even though the Red Devils didn’t offer a great deal in the final third of the pitch, it was a good result considering the number of players that were sidelined with injuries and suspensions.

United take on a West Ham side on Saturday lunchtime who were thrashed in midweek by Liverpool, so ten Hag’s men will be keen to capitalise if their opponent’s confidence has been dented.

In terms of the team, Andre Onana will start in goal but there will have to be a change at right-back, with Diogo Dalot having been sent off last Sunday. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is expected to come into the side, with Luke Shaw playing on the opposite flank.

With Harry Maguire out injured, and Victor Lindelof’s fitness still in question, Raphael Varane and Jonny Evans are likely to continue their partnership in the centre of defence.

Captain Bruno Fernandes is set to be recalled, having served his one-match suspension for five bookable offences against Liverpool. Despite performing well at Anfield, Kobbie Mainoo could drop to the bench, with Sofyan Amrabat and Scott McTominay keeping their places in midfield.

Despite not scoring last time out, manager Erik ten Hag may decide to keep faith with his front three of Antony, Rasmus Hojlund and Alejandro Garnacho. There is a case for selecting Marcus Rashford, who has recovered fully from his illness, but his poor form in recent months means he isn’t really pressing for a recall.

Manchester United’s Predicted XI to face West Ham

Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Evans, Shaw, Amrabat, Fernandes, McTominay, Antony, Hojlund, Garnacho

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.