West Ham host Manchester United on Saturday in the Premier League’s lunchtime fixture. Both clubs are coming off of draws in their last outings in the league. West Ham drew nil-nil with Chelsea while Manchester United finished 1-1 with Wolverhampton Wanderers. In the buildup to Saturday’s match, both managers have detailed their injury and suspension issues ahead.
West Ham vs. Manchester United: Latest injury and suspension news
The Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba soap opera has returned this week. Following the Red Devils’ draw with Wolverhampton, they lost to Derby County on penalties in the Carabao Cup. The team threw away a lead to Derby allowing the Championship side to force penalties.
Mourinho is under further pressure and major sportsbooks are eyeing the manager to leave the club sooner rather than later.
Manchester United have one injury worry going into the weekend as Marcos Rojo is still regaining fitness. The defender suffered a knee injury at the World Cup that resulted in him having surgery. He is still working his way back to first-team football. Meanwhile, defender Phil Jones returned against Derby and could feature against West Ham.
Marcus Rashford and Nemanja Matic will be back from their respective suspensions. Backup goalkeeper Sergio Romero will miss out, however, after being red carded against Derby in midweek.
West Ham will be without former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez. The striker is back in training currently but isn’t fit enough to feature in the match.
Striker Marko Arnautovic missed out on the Hammers’ draw with Chelsea but could be fit to face the Red Devils on Saturday. The former Inter Milan hitman was a rumoured target of Mourinho over the summer.
Manchester United are undefeated in 17 of their last 18 matches against West Ham. The Hammers last win against the Old Trafford outfit came in 2016.
West Ham are undefeated in their last two matches after losing their first four games of the season.
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