Amad Diallo should start his first game for Manchester United while Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof should feature as well when they take on West Ham United.
Following a disappointing draw in midweek, Manchester United will be aiming to return to winning ways when they lock horns with West Ham United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday night.
Heading into the game, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has some serious selection decisions to make as a number of key players are set to miss out with injuries. The likes of Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata and Phil Jones are all definitively ruled out of the contest.
In addition, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are doubts for the game after picking up injuries against AC Milan and Manchester City respectively, along with Edinson Cavani. David de Gea is also likely to be unavailable having only returned from Spain earlier this week and not trained with the squad.
Providing an update on his squad, Solskjaer, in his pre-match briefing, said, “Well, we’re still giving them time. I don’t know about Edinson [Cavani], Anthony [Martial], Marcus [Rashford] yet. Paul [Pogba] and Donny [van de Beek], no. David is probably released from his quarantine and isolation with a test on Sunday afternoon maybe. So he probably won’t make this game.”
With de Gea unavailable again, Dean Henderson ought to start the fourth game in a row in goal for Manchester United. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire are nailed on starters in the backline, while Luke Shaw, who was benched for the midweek game, must return at left-back in place of Alex Telles.
Solskjaer, though, expressed some concerns over the fitness of defensive duo Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly, with the former struggling with a back issue while the latter picked up a niggle against Milan. However, he did add that both should be available for selection on Sunday. With Bailly playing on Thursday, Lindelof is likely to get the nod against West Ham.
With no Pogba or van de Beek, Solskjaer has little room for rotation in midfield. Scott McTominay is a certain starter and will be hoping to score against West Ham, having done so in the FA Cup fifth-round clash against the Hammers. Partnering him should be Fred, who will return to the lineup at the expense of Nemanja Matic.
Bruno Fernandes will carry the creative burden on his shoulders, starting in the No. 10 role. Given that Manchester United have an important European fixture against Milan up next, risking Rashford or Martial by rushing them back could backfire. So, we might see a new-look, inexperienced Manchester United attack on Sunday against West Ham.
Amad Diallo, who scored his first goal for the Red Devils in the midweek game, is in line to start his first game for the club on the right flank while Daniel James features out on the left. Mason Greenwood will be given an opportunity to lead the line for Manchester United.
Manchester United Predicted XI: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Amad, Fernandes, James; Greenwood