Manchester United vs. West Ham United: Premier League – Match Preview

Manchester United kick start their Premier League campaign off against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

They were edged out by Real Madrid in the Super Cup on Tuesday, with Casemiro and Isco scoring the goals for the Spanish side.

Manchester United have again spent big, with Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic all arriving.

West Ham have done well this summer and have added the likes of Javier Hernandez, Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta and Marko Arnautovic.

They will be looking to secure a top half finish this campaign having improved their squad.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester United to beat West Ham United: 18/1 with Betfair*

Manchester United to beat West Ham United: 18/1 with Paddy Power*

Match history
The meeting between the two sides last year finished 1-1 at Old Trafford as United struggled to break the Hammers down.

They did win 2-0 in the reverse fixture though, with Juan Mata and Zlatan Ibrahimovic the scorers.

Last five Premier League meetings
West Ham 0 Manchester United 2 – 02/01/17
Manchester United 1 West Ham 1 – 27/11/16
West Ham 3 Manchester United 2 – 10/05/16
Manchester United 0 West Ham 0 – 05/12/15
West Ham 1 Manchester United 1 – 08/02/15

Under 2.5 goals – 6/5 with Betfair

Team news
Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are available again having served UEFA Super Cup bans.

Jose Mourinho hasn’t settled on a formation yet and could easily deploy a 4-3-3 or a 3-5-2 here.

Marko Arnautovic is a doubt for his West Ham debut after coming off in a pre-season friendly against Manchester City with a muscle injury.

Hernandez is set to start up front against his former employers.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea; Valencia, Lindelof, Bailly, Darmian; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Martial
West Ham (4-2-3-1): Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Obiang; Antonio, Lanzini, Arnautovic; Hernandez

Predictions

Result: Manchester United (18/1 with Betfair)*

Correct Score: 2-0 (6/1 with Bet Victor)

Anytime Goalscorer: Paul Pogba (11/4 with Paddy Power)

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