Hammers look to claim Man United’s scalp


West Ham United will look to claim the scalp of Manchester United when the teams meet in a Premier League clash at the London Stadium on Saturday, September 29, kick-off at 13h30 CAT.

West Ham continued their recent revival by becoming the first team to take points off Chelsea this season. The London derby last weekend ended goalless, with Manuel Pellegrini’s team able to hold the Blues scoreless for the first time in 2018/19 and back up their impressive win over Everton the weekend before.

The Hammers looked clueless in losing their first four matches of the campaign, but Pellegrini appears to have hit on a successful tactical set-up which brings the best out of the likes of Marko Arnautovic (who missed the draw with Chelsea due to injury but could return for this match), Andriy Yarmolenko and up-and-coming midfielder Declan Rice.

Manchester United, by contrast, remain unsure of how best to deploy the talent at their disposal. Jose Mourinho’s side was held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home by Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend, with Fred’s maiden goal for the club cancelled out by a fine equaliser from Joao Moutinho.

The Red Devils still appear to be playing with the hand-brake on, while attackers such as Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial are unable to be consistent goal threats. This leaves Paul Pogba as the only star player living up to expectations thus far, but he cannot carry the team on his own.

West Ham v Man United – Head-to-Head, all competitions

In head-to-head stats, West Ham and Man United have met in 118 matches across all competitions. The Red Devils have claimed 57 wins compared to 32 for the Hammers, while 29 games have been drawn.

The teams’ most recent meeting was a goalless stalemate at the London Stadium in a Premier League clash back in May this year. Prior to that 0-0 draw, Man United had won three straight games against West Ham, scoring 10 goals in the process.

Matches played 118

West Ham wins 32

Man United wins 57

Draws 29

Premier League Form (most recent first)

West Ham D W L L L L
Man United D W W L L W