Seventeen year old Mason Greenwood looks to have appears to have been left out of Manchester United’s squad to face the Hammers this afternoon.
Despite scoring the first competitive senior goal in the team’s 1-0 win over Astana on Thursday it seem certain he will play no part at the London Stadium.
Luke Shaw has been ruled out of the game after failing to recover from a hamstring injury in time while Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial are very doubtful with knocks.
Additionally, Daniel James picked up an ankle injury during the win over Leicester last weekend and he is rated only 50-50 to make the team.m.
It’s a boost for the Hammers who are looking to climb into the top six – or even four – as they look for a second home win over the Old Trafford outfit in successive seasons at the London Stadium.
Aaron Cresswell takes over from suspended Arthur Masuaku and Manuel Lanzini faces a late fitness test as we look to take our season’s points tally to 11 whilst the visitors look for their first away victory since beating Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16 last season.
Two questions dominate for the Hammers: Can Aaron Cresswell recapture the form of which we know he is capable and will Manu Lanzini be available to pick away at the United defence which has conceded just three goals so far this season.
Pablo Fornals and Jack Wilshere will standby following Manuel Pellegrini revealing the Lanzini problem at his Thursday press conference but, unless the manager is playing a game of smoke and mirrors, the Argentinian appears to be the only injury doubt.