Three days after renewing hostilities in the Premier League, Manchester United and West Ham United prepare for battle in the third round of the EFL Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.
While ending a five-year EFL Cup drought may be tempting to some, United’s incredibly daunting run in the league and Champions League will take precedence in the coming weeks, so West Ham’s prospects of avenging their weekend defeat are not all that unrealistic.
United continue to make do without attackers Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo, but Edinson Cavani is in with a chance of featuring after a disrupted start to the new season.
Alex Telles is more of an uncertainty, while it will likely be too soon for Phil Jones to return to first-team action, so Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly could earn recalls to the defense.
The likes of Donny van de Beek, Diogo Dalot and Anthony Martial should all earn starts here, while Tom Heaton may be given the nod in between the sticks as Dean Henderson builds up his fitness.
Premier League schedule
It’s a 7:45 PM kickoff in the UK, which translates to 1:45 PM on the east coast of the U.S. and a 11:45 AM kickoff on the west.
Premier League channel
BT Sport 1 for those in the UK. In the United States, you can tune in to ESPN Plus. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Premier League streaming
BT Sport’s streaming service for those in the UK. In the States, you can catch the action on ESPN Plus. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
Heaton; Dalot, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; Van de Beek, Matic; Sancho, Mata, Lingard; Martial
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