Pick your Manchester United team to face West Ham United

How will your Premier League line-up compare with Sir Alex Ferguson's?
By Matt Monaghan | Manchester United correspondent

Calling all armchair managers! The time has come to pit your wits against Sir Alex Ferguson and see whether he agrees with your team selection for Manchester United's Premier League match against West Ham United.

The returns of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand will bring cheer to the Old Trafford support reeling from defeat to Everton. This will hand Jonny Evans a welcomed opportunity to step out of the firing line after repeated poor performances.

Sir Alex Ferguson has never been a manager to press the panic button and only minor alterations will be made to his team. Although the Scot could take the opportunity to hand Wayne Rooney a watching brief from the bench against the struggling Hammers.

Michael Owen, Paul Scholes and Rafael da Silva could all return to the starting side as United go for the jugular to get their Premier League title bid back on track. Dimitar Berbatov's wonderfully taken goal at Goodison Park should see him keep his place on the pitch.

Nani will not be part of the squad as he serves the second of a three match ban.


Goalkeepers: Edwin Van der Sar, Tomasz Kuszscak, Ben Foster.

Gary Neville, Wes Brown, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Rafael da Silva, Fabio da Silva, Patrice Evra.

Antonio Valencia, Ji-Sung Park, Anderson, Gabriel Obertan, Paul Scholes, Darren Fletcher, Michael Carrick, Darron Gibson.

Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Owen, Mame Biram Diouf.

Leave your team selection in the comments below, using semi-colons to separate positions and working from left-to-right. For example, here’s Goal.com UK's preferred line-up, using a fluid 4-4-2 formation:

Van der Sar; Evra, Vidic, Ferdinand, Rafael; Park, Fletcher, Scholes, Valencia; Berbatov, Owen.

Kuszczak, Brown, Neville, Anderson, Gibson, Diouf, Rooney.