After an awful week on and off the pitch (points dropped at home last weekend, knocked out of the League Cup midweek, all while star player and manager are publicly at each other’s throats), Manchester United will attempt — yet again — to get their season back on track on Saturday. The latest team to either help United turn things around or throw their season further into crisis is West Ham United. The Reds travel to play a Hammers team that has itself recovered from a rocky start to the season to more recently looking like a team with top half ambitions.
Despite the obvious and ongoing differences between the two men, José Mourinho has said that Paul Pogba will start against West Ham.
“Nobody trained better than Paul on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – nobody trained better than him. The team needs good players; he is a good player. The team needs players with personality to play – he has and he plays tomorrow.”
Only the injured Marcos Rojo and suspended Sergio Romero are absent from the available squad.
Premier League schedule
We kick off at 12:30 in the UK, which is a bright and early 7:30 AM on the east coast of the USA, and an ungodly 4:30 in the morning over on the west.
Premier League TV channel
BT Sport 1 for those in the UK. Those in the States can catch the action on NBC Sports or UNIVERSO. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find out your options.
Premier League streaming
BT Sport Live in the UK, and NBC Sports Live for those Stateside.
Prediction: David de Gea; Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelöf, Luke Shaw; Nemanja Matić, Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini; Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sánchez.
Update: Ashley Young’s in for Valencia, Scott McTominay for Lingard, and, believe it or not, Anthony Martial’s given the nod over Alexis.
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