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How we expect West Ham to lineup vs Manchester United

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avid Moyes is hoping to avoid any fresh injury concerns ahead of their trip to Manchester United, but revealed there are a couple of players being monitored.

West Ham, who are six points behind United with a game in hand, will already be without Jesse Lingard, the 28-year-old being ineligible to face his parent club.

Asked about any fresh injury worries, Moyes said: “We’ve got a couple of slight doubts behind the scenes on a couple of players. I am hoping they will be okay, I won’t know until tomorrow so that is something that I am nursing behind the scenes. It could be that they’re all okay, it might be that they’re not.”

Lingard has four goals and two assists in six games since joining the Hammers, and Moyes knows they face a challenge to replace the England international this weekend.

“A big loss because he has had a big impact on the team and how we have played,” said Moyes. “He has been a positive signing for us since coming in in January so it is a loss to us but we have got other people. What we wanted was competition for places, sort of around the number 11 and number ten roles, we wanted good competition and Jesse has given us that but we have other people who can do that so hopefully we can go there and who them what we can do.”

Predicted XI (4–2-3-1): Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio

Sunday 7.15pm, Sky Sports

West Ham squad from: Fabianski, Martin, Diop, Dawson, Alves, Balbuena, Coufal, Johnson, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Lanzini, Benrahma, Bowen, Odubeko, Antonio

Unavailable: Masuaku (knee), Ogbonna (ankle), Yarmolenko (knee), Lingard, Randolph (hip)

Doubt: Fredericks (groin)


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