Predicted line-ups: West Ham United vs Manchester United
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Both teams have had a convincing start to the season, with West Ham and Manchester United looking to carry on the new season with a win. Here's our predicted line-ups for this tie.

Goalkeepers

The recent starts of Lukasz Fabianski has led fans to believe that he is the number one still, although the arrival of World Cup winner Alphonse Areola has put a twist on things. Fabianski is set to start, with him having a clean sheet in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. 

Man United’s David De Gea has been a consistent starter for the club ever since his arrival, he has been a fantastic goalkeeper over the years. He is set to start another game, with no real doubts in Man United fans mind.

Defenders

West Ham's Vladimir Coufal is set to start his 6th consecutive game for the Hammers, with him being rested for their Europa League game on Thursday.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be looking to redeem himself since his silly red-card in the UEFA Champions League game vs Young Boys. The defensively solid right-back has been good for Man United since he joined.

The arrival of Chelsea ace Kurt Zouma has put a question mark over the centre back pairing, with Craig Dawson and Issa Diop being in the mix to start. It should be Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna who the preferred partnership are. The two are rocks at the back and will look to keep Cristiano Ronaldo quiet. 

Harry Maguire and rolls-royce defender Raphael Varane are set to start at the back tomorrow, with them looking solid against Newcastle. Ole Gunnar Solskjær will look to embed consistency in his squad.

Aaron Cresswell is one of the most consistent players at West Ham, with him edging over the likes of Arthur Masuaku, who is not fully fit just yet. His set-pieces are magnificent and David Moyes will look to exploit United's defence.

Luke Shaw will be sure to start again, the left-back has had an exceptional year, with the Euros and the league campaign. He has really improved this past year or two.

Midfield

West Ham's midfield two consists of star-boy Declan Rice and powerhouse Tomas Soucek. The two have been a consistent pair for over a year and are reliable in the sometimes packed midfield area. No questions will be asked over the starts of these boys, with new arrival Alex Kral having to really impress for him to start these must win games.

Manchester United's midfield has been heavily rotated this season, with the likes of Fred, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba being involved. Tomorrow however, it will be a pair of Matic and Fred. The two have been at United for a few seasons and have adapted to the managers play style. No Pogba you may ask, keep reading...

 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Forwards

Following the suspension of West Ham's main man Michail Antonio, David Moyes will have to adjust his front line. New signing Nikola Vlasic could start his first Premier League game in the attacking midfield role. With more experienced starters such as Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals either side of him. The most important question will be the striker, with Antonio being the only recognised striker at the club. Well, it will be Jarrod Bowen who will be the man up top. He has played there before for Hull City. He will be looking to add to his goal tally.

Manchester United's attack is quite possibly unstoppable, with world class players in mostly every position. Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, to name a few, will be providing balls into the box for that guy called Cristiano Ronaldo to meet. Mason Greenwood will also start, with the youngster scoring three in four games. Ronaldo will look to carry on scoring, like he always does.

Predicted line-ups:

West Ham - Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Fornals, Benrahma, Vlasic; Bowen.

Manchester United - De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Matic; Greenwood, Pogba, Fernandes; Ronaldo.

 

 

 

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