Moyes makes four changes


David Moyes has made four changes to the side which lost at Liverpool for today’s game. As expected Kurt Zouma is back along with  Emerson, James Ward-Prowse and Lucas Paquetá as we bid to put it across Manchester United.

Ben Johnson, Angelo Ogbonna, Pablo Fornals and Saïd Benrahma are the four players to be dropped although the Spanish midfielder will reach two landmarks should he be introduced. He will have made 200 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers and also hit 150 Premier League appearances for the Club.

Another substitute who could reach a landmark today is Thilo Kehrer, who starts the day on 49 appearances for the Irons in all competitions.

Manchester United starting XI

           Moyes makes four changes

Alphonse Areola starts in goal, having fully recovered from the wrist injury that saw him miss the win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Łukasz Fabiański is named as one of the nine substitutes.

Skipper Zouma starts in central defence alongside Dinos Mavropanos, with Nayef Aguerd still absent through illness. Vladimír Coufal and Emerson fill the full-back positions.

Edson Álvarez anchors midfield and will come up against former Ajax teammates André Onana and Antony, as will in-form forward Mohammed Kudus who starts on the right wing.

Ward-Prowse is back in midfield with Czech Republic national team captain Tomáš Souček alongside him . Paquetá will look for a repeat of the three-assist performance against Wolves, one of which provided Jarrod Bowen with the pass to score his tenth Premier League goal of the season.

The nine-strong substitutes’ bench will be completed by Aaron Cresswell, Divin Mubama and Danny Ings.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has named 19-year-old Willy Kambwala at centre-back for his senior debut, while fellow teenagers Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho also start, as does 20-year-old centre-forward Rasmus Højlund.

West Ham United: Areola, Coufal, Zouma ©, Mavropanos, Emerson, Álvarez, Ward-Prowse, Souček, Kudus, Paquetá, Bowen
Subs: Fabiański (GK), Johnson, Kehrer, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Fornals, Benrahma, Ings, Mubama

Manchester United: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Evans, Kambwala, Shaw, McTominay, Mainoo, Antony, Fernandes ©, Garnacho, Højlund
Subs: Bayindir (GK), Regulión, Bennett, Amrabat, Eriksen, van de Beek, Hannibal, Pellistri, Rashford

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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