Manchester United could end Wednesday night as high as third with a win over West Ham United at Old Trafford. The best odds you can find on a home win is currently 1/4, according to Odds Gurun.
We head into the game behind Leicester City on goals scored with this being a game in hand, and one point behind Chelsea in third, who will be away to Liverpool the same evening.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had a hectic schedule to deal with over the past week or so, playing Southampton last Monday, Crystal Palace on Thursday and Chelsea on Sunday. The Hammers have played just once during this time – a 3-1 win at home to Watford on Saturday.
Here’s the team I think Ole will name to face West Ham:
Goalkeeper: David de Gea David de Gea was at fault for Chelsea’s second goal on Sunday but I cannot see the boss dropping him with two games to go. The Spaniard has been woeful since the restart so let’s hope our defence can protect him very well in this one.
Defence: Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams Eric Bailly’s injury on Sunday means Ole won’t have a chance to rotate either Harry Maguire or Victor Lindelof before our season finale at Leicester on Sunday. I do however think he will give Aaron Wan-Bissaka a much-needed break. This will allow Timothy Fosu-Mensah his third appearance in as many matches having been in exile for three years previously. Luke Shaw remains injured so Brandon Williams keeps his starting place at left-back.
Midfield: Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford I expect Nemanja Matic to be saved for the trip to Leicester so Scott McTominay should come in to partner Paul Pogba in central midfield. The latter was only a substitute himself at the weekend as both Matic and Fred started. Mason Greenwood has had a little breather in our last two matches so should start this one down the right wing. Bruno Fernandes is a mainstay in the starting XI and Marcus Rashford should keep his place down the left wing.
Striker: Anthony Martial Named on the bench over the weekend, Anthony Martial still made an appearance before the half-time break as a replacement for the injured Bailly. The striker should get the nod ahead of Odion Ighalo in this one, unless the boss wants to save him for Sunday.
Here’s how I see us lining up: