As under fire Manchester United travel to the Boleyn for the tussle with a determined West Ham, embattled manager David Moyes has to make do without both his bes defender and attacking option. Mandy Vidic starts the ban for his red card moment during the thrashing by Liverpool last weekend, while Robin Van Persie is apparently out for a whopping six weeks and does not make the side this evening.
|The tension is rising...|
At the other end, West Ham will look to the subtantial presence of Andy Carroll to pressurise an apparently vulnerable Man United back line, while Stewart Downing will almost certainly have been licking his lips watching Patrice Evra stumble around during the midweek Champions league tie versus Olympiakos. West ham are priced at 3-1 against for the win, which must be considered reasonable odds, although the draw at 13-5 also looks tempting.
Strap in tight for an early evening cracker with kick off at 5.30.