Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from their defeat by Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night when they travel to the London Stadium to take on West Ham.
United are in good domestic form after successive wins over Everton, West Brom and Southampton, and victory over West Ham would move them to within two points of the top of the table – for a few hours at least.
Donny van de Beek is expected to come back into United’s line-up after the Dutchman came off the bench against PSG earlier in the week. He lined up alongside Fred and Bruno Fernandes in the recent wins over Istanbul Basaksehir and Saints, and that trio is likely to be reunited against David Moyes’ side.
Marcus Rashford’s form on the right wing has been encouraging and he could remain there if he is deemed fit to to start after a shoulder complaint, while Edinson Cavani has given United a focal point up front.
At the back, Luke Shaw’s continued absence means Alex Telles remains without competition at left-back, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the obvious choice on the opposite flank. Rotation will be key and Axel Tuanzebe can expect game time in December, but it will be a surprise if Victor Lindelof doesn’t line up alongside Harry Maguire.
Dean Henderson was faultless on his Premier League debut for United but Solskjaer is fiercely loyal to David de Gea.
Predicted United team at West Ham: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Fred, Van de Beek, Fernandes; Rashford, Cavani, Martial