Manchester United vs West Ham United: Injurie-riddden United side prepare for in-form Hammers
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Scott McTominay of Manchester United scores their second goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on February 09, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing somewhat of an injury crisis as he leads his Manchester United side into the business end of the season, with a visit from high-flying West Ham United  on the horizon

With fixture congestion reaching a level difficult to manage, the casualty list grows with every passing game. 

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Solskjaer has already confirmed the continued absence of star players Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek and Juan Mata who will all miss the action through their respective injury woes. 

With Marucs Rashford and Edinson Cavani already major doubts, Anthony Martial hobbled off the pitch at half time in United’s 1-1 draw with A.C Milan on Thursday, giving way to youngster Amad Diallo

While Diallo grabbed an impressive first goal for United after coming on, the injury to Martial has thrown his chances of making Sunday’s squad into doubt.  

As it stands, United have only Amad Diallo, Daniel James, Mason Greenwood and Shola Shoretire available to fill their three attacking spots. 

It remains unclear whether David De Gea will be available as Solskjaer confirmed his return to Manchester this week following the birth of his child. 

On a brighter note, Scott McTominay’s return to fitness has come at the ideal time for Solskjaer, with the Scottish international managing his comeback well. 

Back in London, David Moyes will be without the rejuvenated Jesse Lingard, who is ineligible to feature against his parent club. 

The United academy product has invigorated an already in form West Ham side, powering them to within touching distance of the top four with his six goal involvements in as many games, having recently been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award.  

Elsewhere, Angelo Ogbonna, who had a very impressive start to the season, remains out while Ryan Fredricks, Arthur Masuaku and Andriy Yarmolenko remain big doubts to travel to Manchester. 

Predicted Lineups 

Manchester United: Henderson, Wan Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, James, Fernandes, Diallo, Greenwood 

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

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