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Manchester United predicted lineup vs West Ham - Premier League

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Ralf Rangnick has only lost one of his first nine matches as Manchester United manager
Ralf Rangnick has only lost one of his first nine matches as Manchester United manager / Alex Pantling/GettyImages
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Manchester United welcome West Ham to Old Trafford for a Premier League meeting that may have lasting repercussions in the top four race on Saturday afternoon.

Ralf Rangnick's only defeat since taking the helm on an interim basis - a 1-0 loss to Wolves at the start of 2022 - was Manchester United's fourth at home of this Premier League season. Only the division's three promoted sides have suffered more defeats in their own stadium going into the weekend's fixtures.

Here's the lineup Rangnick may call upon to turn that dreary home record around.


Manchester United predicted lineup vs West Ham - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

David De Gea
David de Gea has made more saves than any other keeper in England's top flight / Clive Mason/GettyImages

David de Gea (GK) - The club's player of the month for both November and December is already well on his way to claiming a hat-trick that highlights the amount of work he is forced into.

Diogo Dalot (RB) - With Aaron Wan Bissaka's availability still doubtful, Dalot is set to retain his position.

Harry Maguire (CB) - Made his return off the bench in midweek and could be back in the starting XI with Victor Lindelof going through a family ordeal after his home was burgled.

Raphael Varane (CB) - The former Real Madrid trophy hoarder is one game shy of his 400th club appearance.

Alex Telles (LB) - Portugal's second-most prolific assist provider during his four full seasons in Iberia has only created one Premier League goal since February 2021.

2. Midfielders

Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes has scored at least five league goals since turning 21 at the start of the 2016/17 season / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Fred (CM) - Including a strike on Rangnick's managerial bow in the Old Trafford dugout, Fred has had a direct hand in as many Premier League goals across his last seven appearances (four) as he could muster in his first 86 in the competition.

Scott McTominay (CM) - Manchester United's supposed defensive midfielder has scored as two goals during Rangnick's brief tenure - tied for first place in the squad.

Bruno Fernandes (AM) - Having scored or created four of Manchester United's last five goals, Fernandes finally appears to be clicking into gear under Rangnick.

3. Forwards

Mason Greenwood (RW) - The only player to feature in all nine of Rangnick's matches so far has hit five league goals for the third consecutive season.

Cristiano Ronaldo (ST) - Hardly the only public show of petulance in Ronaldo's lengthy career concluded his return from injury in midweek.

Anthony Elanga (LW) - Tipped for a 'great future' by compatriot Lindelof, the 19-year-old has two goals from just four Premier League starts in a nascent senior career.


You can read 90min's preview of Man Utd vs West Ham here.

You can read West Ham's predicted lineup here.

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