Manchester United vs West Ham United: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch 
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Manchester United host West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday night, as the Hammers look to return in the top four of the Premier League.

West Ham most recently beat Leeds United 2-0 on Monday night as a team performance - which was not to West Ham's usual quality -pushed the Hammers into the fifth place.

Leeds had two goals ruled out within 90 seconds in the opening 10 minutes as they tried to capitalise on a strong start.

However, it was Jesse Lingard who opened the scoring. The loanee was fouled inside the box from a Luke Ayling challenge, resulting in a Hammers' penalty. Lingard put the ball on the spot but saw his attempt saved but was able to pounce on the rebound to smash past Meslier

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Minutes later, Craig Dawson dived onto the end of a brilliant corner from Aaron Cresswell to double the hosts lead. 

Dawson hit the post from another set piece routine which was the closest the Hammers got to a third. 

Most recently in the Premier League, Manchester United beat rivals, Manchester City, on Sunday afternoon with goals from Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw.

Fernandes scored the first of the game with a penalty going under Ederson's hand. Shaw rolled the ball into the far corner to double the lead and end City's unbeaten run of 21.

Team News

Manchester United

French midfielder, Paul Pogba, is a doubt for the clash as he carries a thigh injury. 

David De Gea is likely to miss out again following the birth of his child.

Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford, Van de Beek and Juan Mata are also doubts for Sunday night.  

West Ham United

Arthur Masuaku will be missed again as he recovers from a successful knee operation.

Unfortunately, for the Hammers, due to being facing his parent club, Lingard cannot feature. 

Angelo Ogbonna and Andriy Yarmolenko both remain on the sidelines. 

Goalkeeper, Darren Randolph, is nursing a muscle injury.

Predicted Lineups

Manchester United: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; James, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.

West Ham United: Fabianski; Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell, Johnson; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Antonio, Fornals.

Ones to Watch

Manchester United - Bruno Fernandes 

The Portuguese international has been the standout man for Manchester United this season. 

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The midfielder has scored 16 times alongside 10 assists so far this season, in 28 league appearances. 

West Ham United - Tomas Soucek

The defensive midfielder has scored eight times so far this season and is West Ham's top goalscorer in the league. He has also helped the Hammers win 10 clean sheets in this campaign.

Since arriving at the club, the Czech Republic international has been a vital signing by David Moyes. Soucek is linking up perfectly with Declan Rice, and he has rarely put a foot wrong for the club. The midfielder can definitely put a strong tackle in, control the defence and also contribute going forward. 

Previous Meeting

Manchester United 1-0 West Ham United (09/01/2021)

Where to Watch

UK residents will be able to watch the game live on Sky Sports Main Events on Sunday, 14th March 2021, from 18:45 PM with the game kicking off at 19:15 PM.

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