MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has made five changes to his Manchester United side for tonight’s Barclays Premier League clash with West Ham United at Old Trafford.
From back to front – defender Rio Ferdinand, midfielders Ashley Young, Darren Fletcher, the suspended Paul Scholes and striker Danny Welbeck all dropped from the starting side.
Chris Smalling, Anderson, Michael Carrick Tom Cleverley and Javier Hernandez all come into the starting team, with Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard retaining their places.
West Ham United made four changes to its side, with Matt Jarvis returning to the starting line-up and Andy Carroll looking to keep his goalscoring form alive.
Manchester United vs West Ham United Teams
Manchester United Team: Lindegaard; Rafael, Evans, Smalling, Evra; Anderson, Carrick, Cleverley; Hernandez, Rooney, Van Persie
Subs: De Gea, Büttner, Ferdinand, Jones, Fletcher, Welbeck, Young
West Ham United Team: Jaaskelainen; Demel, O’Brien, Reid, Collins; Tomkins, Diame, Nolan, Jarvis, Taylor; Carroll
Subs: Spiegel, Spence, Maiga, Cole, Lletget, O’Neil, Moncur