Manchester United travel to whatever West Ham’s silly new ground is called on Thursday, for the final away league match of the season. The Reds need only a point to secure second place, while West Ham have already managed to avoid relegation by being slightly less rubbish than the few teams below them in the table. Given the low stakes, only the most optimistic among us are expecting much of a match worth watching in this one.
After last weekend’s listless loss, Jose Mourinho again wasted no time in slagging his players off. His criticism of some of the non-regulars in terms of their focus and quality likely means that there will be no surprises in the starting XI for the FA Cup final. With the final Premier League match on Sunday at home serving as more of a farewell tribute for Michael Carrick, Mourinho is likely to start his strongest available team against the Hammers.
Alexis Sánchez and Phil Jones have returned from injury, and are both likely to regain their places in the starting lineup. Romelu Lukaku remains out, so Marcus Rashford will probably get a chance to redeem himself after being a total non-factor at the weekend. David Moyes’ team is dealing with a raft of injuries, so United should be able to take advantage and come away with all three points.
Premier League schedule
We kick off at 19:45 in the UK, which is 2:45 on the east coast of the USA, and 11:45 over on the west.
Premier League TV channel
You’ll need either Sky Sports Premier League or Sky Sports Main Event in the UK, and NBCSN in the USA. For everybody else, livesoccertv should sort you out.
Premier League streaming
SkyGo in the UK, NBC Sports Live in the USA.
Prediction: David de Gea; Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young; Nemanja Matić, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba; Alexis Sánchez, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford.
No strikers! Luke Shaw?!
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