195-goal striker to start: Predicted Manchester United line-up v West Ham

Match between West Ham United and Manchester United to be played on Sunday 8th February 2015 at 16:15. Venue: Boleyn Ground, London.

Manchester United travel to Upton Park this weekend to take on Sam Allardyce’s West Ham United.

The two sides are currently five places and seven points apart, with United third in the Premier League and the Hammers eighth.

United will know they still have a good chance of catching Manchester City in second, with five points now separating the two clubs. But they will be wary of a West Ham side that has impressed more often than not this season.

Following a string of injuries, United manager Louis van Gaal will be pleased that he has almost a full quota of players to call on for this encounter.

Michael Carrick is side-lined with a muscle injury but aside from that everyone is back and ready to play their part.

Having eased to victory against Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round on Tuesday evening, United will want to maintain their winning streak at a ground they rarely enjoy visiting.

Here is the side we predict van Gaal will opt for this weekend, with Radamel Falcao - who was rested for the club's last match - hoping to add to his 195 career club goals.

Predicted Manchester United starting line-up: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Fellaini, Di Maria, Mata, Rooney, Falcao

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