West Ham, three on the bounce, make just one change to the side named for the win over Aston Villa, and not by choice. The injured Michail Antonio is replaced by Sebastien Haller.
Manchester United have one eye on the potentially season-defining visit to Leipzig on Tuesday, making four changes to the team sent out against PSG. Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford drop to the bench, while David de Gea and Fred miss out altogether. Dean Henderson, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek and Mason Greenwood step up.
West Ham United: Fabianski, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Masuaku, Bowen, Fornals, Haller.
Subs: Benrahma, Lanzini, Snodgrass, Noble, Diop, Johnson, Randolph.
Manchester United: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, McTominay, Pogba, Greenwood, van de Beek, Martial, Cavani.
Subs: Mata, Rashford, Grant, Fernandes, Matic, Williams, Tuanzebe.
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands).
This is one of those fixtures that delivers more often than not. See!
This evening should be no different. West Ham are in great form at the moment, having won their last three Premier League games, and five of their last eight. They’ve even worked out how to win ugly, which they did against Aston Villa on Monday night, a fact David Moyes was more than happy to admit. Sign of a good team, right? Which is what the Hammers, quietly, are threatening to become. A third successive win over Manchester United at home is on.
Manchester United will have other ideas. A four-game winning run came to an end on Wednesday night at the hands of Neymar, and there’s no shame in that. That sequence of victories included a comprehensive dismantling of Everton, an aesthetic abomination against West Brom, and one of those spectacular never-say-die wins, against Southampton, that used to be their calling card when they were on top. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is getting more things right than wrong, albeit mainly on the road, where they’re currently eight wins on the bounce, club-record behaviour.
With both teams in good nick, everyone involved will fancy their chances. An evening of top-class entertainment stretches out ahead of us … and the 2,000 lucky fans who return to the London Stadium tonight to give the hosts a boost and the visitors the what-for. It’s on!
Kick off: 5.30pm GMT.