Man United left the London Stadium with a 2-1 victory on Sunday but the scoreline only told half of the story as David De Gea’s stoppage time penalty save from Mark Noble - who’d been brought on specifically to take the spot-kick - denied the Hammers what would have been a deserved point.
In the end, it was Jesse Lingard, who excelled on loan at West Ham last season, who came back to haunt David Moyes’ side with a terrific winning goal off the substitutes’ bench.
A tilt at the Premier League title is the priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season but the Norwegian knows silverware of any colour would be a significant boost for his reign, having so far come up short, including in the final of last season’s Europa League.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Man United vs West Ham is scheduled for a 7:45pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
Where to watch Man United vs West Ham
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Football and Main Event.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go.
Man United vs West Ham team news and lineups
Manchester United XI: Henderson, Dalot, Lindelof, Bailly, Alex Telles, Mata, Matic, Van de Beek, Sancho, Martial, Lingard
Subs: Jones, Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Heaton, Wan Bissaka, Elanga, McTominay
West Ham XI: Areola, Johnson, Dawson, Diop, Fredericks, Noble, Kral, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Masuaku, Bowen
Subs: Zouma, Coufal, Fornals, Vlasic, Ogbonna, Benrahma, Randolph
Man United vs West Ham prediction
West Ham’s squad depth is likely to be tested throughout this season and in comparison to the Premier League and their European exploits, the Carabao Cup is likely to be of little priority.
Man United 3-0 West Ham
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Man United wins: 70
West Ham wins: 45
Betting odds and tips
Man United to win: 1/2
West Ham to win: 6/1
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