Manchester United returned to the Premier League after losing to PSG at home. The chances of going forward remain open for the Reds with a germany match against RB Leipzig. But that’s the story of two weeks from now. At the moment, earning three points against Westham at home, they will have a good chance of getting higher positions in the standings. But it wasn’t likely to be a pleasant challenge for coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
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West Ham United is ready to make a surprise
It’s hard to imagine that West Ham are above Manchester United at the moment. David Moyes’ evenly matched line-up with david moyes put West Ham in fifth place after 10 rounds. In the last four games, they have won by 12 points out of an absolute 15. 5th place so far is fully deserved.
West Ham’s performance may surprise many, but it is the inepacity of the media that has kept the club in good results. The Hammers did not perform a very unique and revolutionary gameplay. David Moyes’ style remains the focus to disrupt his opponent’s play. What he did very well during his time at Everton.
It may be too early to say that West Ham will be one of those teams competing for a Place in the European Cup this season but in football, nothing is impossible. Retaining the frame that has played together over the past few seasons is a huge advantage for West Ham. Declan Rice has shown the bravery of a west Ham captain. Play solidly, read the situation well and the new point of this player is that there are very smooth rotating balls in the middle circle of the field. Surely, Chelsea must have plenty of reasons to ask to buy the player for £50m last summer. Declan is one of the best players in his position, and his stay at the club this year makes West Ham stronger. With Declan Rice in the squad, West Ham fans will be hoping for victories, including rivals Manchester United.
Manchester United can’t be subjective
Manchester United were clearly the better-rated team before this game. This is understandable because they have a squad that is far superior to West Ham. But Manchester United’s form as usual remains very unstable. There was no guarantee of a full three points for the Reds on the away trip to London.
Even before this match, Manchester United had just exposed their shirt 1-3 against PSG on a day when the attacking line was extremely unfortunate. Edinson Cavani has opened up in the Premier League, but a 33-year-old goalscorer is not the hope of a team as ambitious as Manchester United.
Prior to this game, the Reds were ninth with 16 points, losing to top side Tottenham by five points but still one game away. Obviously, things are still not so bad for Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Just focus and win against lower-league rivals such as West Ham, Manchester United will get higher positions in the standings.
To win this match, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side needed to play sober and well-held so as not to face West Ham’s high-scoring strikers. Bruno Fernandes was still excellent as usual, but the constant plowing prevented the player from being in his best form. Van De Beek will be a bad choice as he has performed well in recent games.
Possible starting line-up
- West Ham: Lukasz Fabianski, Fuka Arthur Masuaku, Angelo Obinze Ogbonna, Issa Diop, Ryan Fredericks, Declan Rice, Felipe Anderson Pereira Gomes, Manuel Lanzini, Mark Noble, Andriy Yarmolenko, Michail Antonio.
- Manchester United: David De Gea, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Van De Beek, M. Rashford, A. Martial, Edinson Cavani