Sunday 27 November 2016

Team Sheets: Bilic Plays it Cautious as Old Trafford Series Begins

The teams have been announced for this afternoon's clash and Slaven Bilic has opted to play it tight as West Ham seek a rare victory at Old Trafford. Randolph continues in goal, while Mark Noble returns with Andre Ayew dropping to the bench. Despite all the rumours of a return, there's no place for Andy Carroll on the bench as Diafra Sakho leads the line. Many Hammers fans will be concerned to note that Michail Antonio is again in the right back role.

West Ham: Randolph, Cresswell, Kouyate, Lanzini, Obiang, Sakho, Noble, Collins, Ogbonna, Payet, Antonio.
Substitutes: Adrian, Nordtveit, Feghouli, Zaza, Ayew, Fletcher, Fernandes.
Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Darmian; Herrera, Pogba, Mata; Rashford, Lingard, Ibrahimovic.
Substitutes: Romero, Blind, Fellaini, Schweinsteiger, Mkhitaryan, Young, Rooney.

In good news, the almost always wrong Mystic Mark Lawrenson reckons Man Unitred will win 2-1. At 15-2 for the win, the Hammers are a reasonable bet but the 4-1 for a draw looks the best value.

West Ham's biggest ever win against Man United was in the 1930/1 season where they romped home 5-1 - you'll get 500-1 for a similar scoreline today!


1 comment:

  1. Mark Noble returns why? Will someone at some point anaylize his performance


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