West Ham v Man Utd - Match Preview, Stats & Team News

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Manchester United visit West Ham in a pivotal Premier League clash.

To be played on Sunday 8th February 2015 at 16:15. Venue: Boleyn Ground, London

Odds: West Ham 3/1, Draw 11/5, Man Utd Evens

Manchester United travel to West Ham in Sunday afternoon's late kick off, aiming to secure their third victory in eight days.

They face a Hammers team battling injuries, with late fitness tests required for several key players.

Andy Carroll, Cheikhou Kouyate, Winston Reid and Guy Demel are all on the treatment table, while after their own problems earlier in the season, Manchester United have only Michael Carrick ruled out with injury.

Two strikers on show could be crucial, with Hammers top scorer Diafra Sakho fully fit, and will not fear his opponets after scoring at Old Trafford.

Manchester United are likely to recall loanee Radamel Falcao after resting him in the FA Cup against Cambridge in midweek.

There will be added pressure on both teams to claim points with the game being late on Sunday, to recapture ground lost in the table from the teams around them.

Both sides were quiet on transfer deadline day, although not for a lack of effort on West Ham's part - and this game gives each a chance to lay down a marker heading into a crucial phase of the season.

“We need to be patient and organised and try and frustrate them for as long as possible. Obviously that has been made much harder with the injuries that we've got. We will have to be tactically very astute to limit them and when at all possible try and cause them problems.”
Sam Allardyce

“It’s not so easy because we have to play away in London against West Ham and it was a tough game in Manchester. It shall not be easy, but we want to continue. We have to win.”

Louis van Gaal

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