22 Jan 2022 | 23:26 | Football
The English Premier League is entering a period of harsh schedule, when teams have to play 2 consecutive matches a week, or even more, to make up for previously postponed matches. This will also be an opportunity for teams to save points and advance in the rankings, and both MU and West Ham are in dire need of victories.
Before the 23rd round, West Ham were in a position in the top 4, but they were only 1 point more than Tottenham while having played more than 3 matches. It can be said that it is almost certain that West Ham will lose their position when the opponent completes the compensatory matches. However, if they continue to maintain their high performance, David Moyes’ teachers and students are still bright in the race to 4th place at the end of the season.
With MU, the recent victory over Brentford helped coach Rangnick relieve some of the pressure. With 35 points, the Red Devils are only 2 points behind West Ham and if they win in this round, MU may return to the top 4 in the Premier League.
In the first leg at London Stadium, MU was lucky to beat the opponent despite playing worse. A few days later, they were again defeated by West Ham at home in the League Cup. In this third clash of the two teams this season, the balance is balanced and the chances are equally divided for both sides.
Information around 25 times welcoming West Ham at home, MU has up to 20 victories Only 3 teams in history have beaten MU 2 times at Old Trafford in a season, and West Ham is aiming for that achievement. In this season’s season, the last 8 home matches against London teams, MU lost 3 matches. This is the 5th time in Premier League history, West Ham clashed with MU when they ranked above the opponent. Notably, in the previous 4 meetings, West Ham never won. Probable teams
Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Elanga; Ronaldo
West Ham United: Fabianski; Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals; Antonio