Confirmed Manchester United v West Ham lineups: Lanzini misses out, Song starts

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Here is how Manchester United and West Ham United will line up this afternoon...

Manchester United will be looking to get back to winning ways this afternoon as they host West Ham United at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils drew 1-1 away at Leicester City last weekend, but can now return to home comforts this weekend, with Louis van Gaal still searching for the right combination up front.

Today, Van Gaal has gone with Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata as his main attacking threats, though Marouane Fellaini may end up playing as a centre forward this afternoon.

With Memphis Depay, Andreas Pereira and Ashley Young on the bench, Van Gaal does have some talent to call upon on the bench, but the squad does look thin today, with Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Guillermo Varela named in the 18.

Meanwhile, West Ham are without a win in four games after drawing 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

The Hammers have though beaten Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City already this season, and Slaven Bilic will be hoping that his side can spring another surprise on one of the so-called 'big boys'.

Bilic's hopes are dented by the absences of Dimitri Payet and Diafra Sakho, but he has still named a strong side this afternoon.

The Croatian is surprisingly without star playmaker Manuel Lanzini, but loan ace Alex Song makes his first start of the season in midfield.

Andy Carroll leads the line in Sakho's absence, whilst Carl Jenkinson has been dropped to the bench, with James Tomkins coming in at right back.

Man Utd lineup


  • David de Gea
  • Matteo Darmian
  • Patrick McNair
  • Chris Smalling
  • Daley Blind
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Juan Mata
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • Anthony Martial

Substitutes: Sergio Romero, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Guillermo Varela, Michael Carrick, Andreas Pereira, Ashley Young, Memphis Depay.

West Ham lineup


  • Adrián
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Angelo Ogbonna
  • Winston Reid
  • James Tomkins
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Victor Moses
  • Mark Noble
  • Alexandre Song
  • Andy Carroll
  • Mauro Zárate

Substitutes: Darren Randolph, James Collins, Carl Jenkinson, Reece Oxford, Michail Antonio, Pedro Obiang, Nikica Jelavic.

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