LONDON, Sporting Alert – Manchester United make five changes to the starting XI for this English Premier League clash with West Ham United at London Stadium.
Manchester United Make Five Changes
Manager Jose Mourinho has decided to recall Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo to form the heart of his defense again, while Matteo Darmian also comes into the backline.
Midfielder Michael Carrick, who will captain the team today and winger Jesse Lingard are also back into the Manchester United team.
Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba will play alongside Carrick in the midfield.
Wayne Rooney is out again because of an injury.
Anthony Martial, Chris Smalling and Marouane Fellaini who started against Middlesbrough in the 2-1 win on New Year’s Eve, are among the substitutes.
Eric Bailly and Daley Blind are the others making way.
Manchester United have won five straight in the English Premier League and are looking to extend their 10-game unbeaten streak in all competitions.
Meanwhile, there are three changes for West Ham as Pedro Obiang, Manuel Lanzini and Sofiane Feghouli come in for Mark Noble, Andre Ayew and Andy Carroll.
The Red Devils are hoping for another win to keep tabs on the other top five teams in the hunt to win the English Premier League title this season.
Goalkeeper David De Gea will make his 250th appearance for the Old Trafford outfits and Spanish international believes the Reds can add to their winning run, which would be a sixth consecutive Premier League win.
When asked about his team’s chance of winning a sixth successive, De Gea told www.manutd.com: “Of course we can win any game, that’s what we want.
“We need to keep it this way, to keep winning. I think that is the key, and to try and play our best football.”
West Ham v Manchester United
West Ham: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Darmian, Carrick, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic. Subs: Romero, Smalling, Fellaini, Young, Mata, Martial, Rashford
Manchester United: Randolph, Reid, Nordtveit, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Feghouli, Kouyate, Obiang, Lanzini, Payet, Antonio. Subs: Adrian, Carroll, Noble, Ayew, Fletcher, Fernandes, Quina.