West Ham United v Manchester United

Tanya Simon
September 20, 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw will all miss Manchester United's trip to West Ham on Sunday, but he is hopeful Daniel James can still feature.

West Ham, driven by the work ethic of another good club man, Mark Noble, ended their hoodoo against the Red Devils last season and are on a solid run.

"United gained what was only their second win in their last 10 league games when they ground out a narrow win over Leicester at Old Trafford".

The unavailability of Martial (and potentially James) opens up space for Mason Greenwood, who scored a wonderful first senior goal against Astana, to have a crack at West Ham's back four.

"Not really, no. They've not been training yet so I don't think so".

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"Daniel James? I don't know".

Solskjaer said: "He's not trained the last few days". West Ham have recovered from their opening-day home thumping by Manchester City to go unbeaten in the league while Manchester United, while not setting the world alight, have been going about their business. "We're in a good moment, so if we are playing against the big teams, we must show we can play in the same way".

On whether it was a good time to play United given the number of matches they have played, Pellegrini said: "They played yesterday night (on Thursday against Astana) but they changed nine players so it will be absolutely a different team".

Solskjaer is not expecting Pogba (ankle) or Martial (thigh) to return on Sunday, while left-back Shaw (hamstring) remains sidelined.

Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports News, Diop said: "We did a very good game, winning 3-1 but for me it was not flawless because we conceded a goal so I wasn't very happy. It is the only way we can get into the top six, demonstrating you are able to do it". I'm looking at what we can do to improve.

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