A crucial Premier League showdown is on tap with Manchester United hosting West Ham at the Theatre of Dreams.
The race for the Top 4 continues in the English Premier League, with Saturday’s contest between Manchester United and West Ham being one that fans have had circled on their calendars for a while now.
After taking down Brentford earlier this week, United is just two points behind West Ham, which sits in fourth place. With a win at Old Trafford, United could leap them in the standings. Will Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and the rest of the stars get that job done?
How to watch Manchester United vs. West Ham on TV
When is kick off? Saturday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. ET
Where is the match being played? Old Trafford
What TV channel is the match on? USA Network, fuboTV for online streaming
Who’s the referee? Jonathan Moss
Who’s on VAR duty? Paul Tierney
Manchester United team news
While Man United had struggled in recent games, they indeed recorded a key win over Brentford on Wednesday night. Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood and Rashford found the back of the net in the victory. Against West Ham, the team should welcome back Luke Shaw. However, Aaron Wan-Bissaka will miss the clash due to injury.
West Ham team news
On the other side of things, the Hammers are in the middle of a memorable campaign and they’ve got star midfielder Declan Rice to thank for that. West Ham is in fourth place with its 37 points and they’ll hope to stun United in this one to try and keep pace for a Champions League spot.
Manchester United vs. West Ham predicted lineups
Manchester United: De Gea, Shaw, Varane, Lindelof, Dalot, Fernandes, McTominay, Fred, Greenwood, Rashford and Ronaldo.
West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell, Rice, Lanzini, Fornals, Vlasic, Bowen and Antonio.
Manchester United vs. West Ham prediction
The crowd will be buzzing at Old Trafford, with United in desperate need of a strong win over a quality opponent. While this team has struggled with consistency, we think a late goal in the second half from Ronaldo will lift them to the three points.
Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 West Ham