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West Ham predicted lineup vs Manchester United - Premier League

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David Moyes took charge of 51 matches at Manchester United between 2013 and 2014
David Moyes took charge of 51 matches at Manchester United between 2013 and 2014 / Clive Rose/GettyImages
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David Moyes takes West Ham to his former stomping ground Old Trafford for a Premier League game against Manchester United on Saturday afternoon.

West Ham's current head coach oversaw his first victory against the Red Devils since Sir Alex Ferguson's successor was relieved of his duties in April 2014 on his last trip to the Theatre of Dreams, knocking Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 win in September.

Here's the lineup Moyes may call upon to get another one over his former employers.


West Ham predicted lineup vs Manchester United - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Lukasz Fabianski
Lukasz Fabianski has kept five clean sheet in the Premier League this season / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Lukasz Fabianski (GK) - Despite never replicating the heights of a title-winning campaign for Legia Warsaw in which he kept 19 clean sheets in his first senior season aged just 20, Fabianski has forged a successful Premier League career.

Ben Johnson (RB) - Following Vladimir Coufal's nightmarish outing against Leeds, Johnson only has to prevent his opposite winger from scoring a hat-trick to outdo his teammate this weekend.

Craig Dawson (CB) - Across the last four seasons - at three different clubs in two different tiers of the footballing pyramid - Dawson has conceded four penalties.

Issa Diop (CB) - While Kurt Zouma's much anticipated return is set to drag to the other side of the international break, Diop has another high profile chance to prove himself worthy of a place next the France international.

Aaron Cresswell (LB) - Liverpool's playmaking fullbacks are the only Premier League defenders that can boast a better tally than Cresswell's ten assists since the start of last season.

2. Midfielders

Declan Rice (CM) - West Ham's talismanic midfielder shines regardless of the fluctuating quality of his surrounding teammates.

Manuel Lanzini (CM) - If Moyes opts against tossing Tomas Soucek straight back into action after a COVID isolation, Lanzini may have to reprise a more reserved role.

Pablo Fornals (AM) - Barely halfway through the season the recent father has already matched his career-high tally of five league goals in a single campaign (which he set last season).

3. Forwards

Jarrod Bowen (RW) - If the miss from four yards at the death of West Ham's defeat to Leeds plays on Bowen's mind, he can always fall back on the eight goals he has either scored or created in his last seven appearances.

Michail Antonio (ST) - West Ham's top scorer in the Premier League era once had AFC Wimbledon refuse to pay his £7 registration fee at the start of his career.

Nikola Vlasic (LW) - Despite his status as a Premier League and international footballer, Vlasic is by no means the sporting star in his own family; just ask his multiple medal winning Olympic high jumping older sister.


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

You can read Man Utd's predicted lineup here.

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