Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(80) 54 Goals 27 (43)
(61) 39 Assists 16 (32)
(6.9) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
27.7 Average Age 29.5
181.8 Average Height (cm) 184.6
(1.1) 1.2 Shots pg 1.2 (1)
(53%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 59% (55%)
(0.4) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.4)
(1.6) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Antonio Valencia Out 6.98
Shinji Kagawa Out 6.89
Nani Out 6.69
Nemanja Vidic Out 7.37
Paul Scholes Out 6.5
Player Reason Status Rating
Alou Diarra Out 6.34
Ricardo Vaz Te Out 6.81
Jack Collison Out 6.29
Mark Noble Out 7.05
Yossi Benayoun Doubtful 6.54
Modibo Maiga Doubtful 6.31

Team News

  • Paul Scholes is suspended after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season against QPR, while Kagawa, Valencia and Nani are set to remain sidelined.
  • The likes of Carrick, Cleverley and Giggs were all rested last time out and could return to the line-up, though Anderson and Hernandez both made positive impacts from the bench and will hope to be rewarded in kind.
  • Darren Fletcher starred in the 3-1 win at the weekend but is unlikely to play two back-to-back games in such a short space of time having only recently returned to fitness.
  • Mark Noble picked up his fifth caution of the season at the weekend and will miss the match with United, meaning Tomkins may move forward into holding midfield with Collins returning at centre-back.
  • Elsewhere Maiga and O'Neil are likely to be dropped from the starting XI with Jarvis and Taylor both back fit and available to take their places out wide.
  • Andy Carroll will continue to lead the line up front having netted his first goal of the season and first for the Hammers since his loan move from Liverpool last time out against Tottenham.

Prediction

  • Sam Allardyce hasn't been able to mastermind a victory over Alex Ferguson in his last 13 attempts as a manager, losing 10 of those matches, and West Ham haven't scored from open play in their last 6 Premier League matches against United.
  • Wayne Rooney will hope to build on an exceptional recent record against the Hammers come Wednesday, having netted 7 times in his last 4 appearances against them.
  • The suspension to Mark Noble is likely to be a real blow to the visitors, with Allardyce perhaps likely to field another defender in an attempt to keep the hosts at bay. While they may be successful in the opening exchanges, United should have too much come the final whistle.
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Comments (3)

 
  • I hate MU...But..it is true they are good... they know how to win...even if they are awful at the game..

  • One goal to WHU and 3 for us ,I mean points! :)) :P It's going to be a really tough game , they have massive lads so everything could happen ,but we are UNITED!!! We never give up and you know it!!!;)

  • reds will dominate possession.. 3-0

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