Having been mostly outclassed despite their victory against Leicester last weekend, Manchester United will look to deliver a more dominant performance against West Ham on Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Red Devils could vault themselves into the top four of the Premier League and stay in the Champions League hunt with another three points at London Stadium.
But Manuel Pellegrini's side will be out to foil their ambitions, with the Hammers themselves looking to stretch their unbeaten run in the top flight to five games on the trot.
|Game||West Ham vs Manchester United|
|Date||Sunday, September 22|
|Time||2:00pm BST / 9:00am ET|
|Stream (US)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBCSN||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the UK, the match will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, and available to stream on Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go|
Squads & Team News
|Position||West Ham squad|
|Goalkeepers||Fabianski, Roberto, Martin|
|Defenders||Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Cardoso, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Johnson|
|Midfielders||Noble, Rice, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Anderson, Coventry, Wilshire, Sanchez, Snodgrass, Fornals, Holland|
West Ham starting XI : Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Rice; Yarmolenko, Fornals, Anderson; Haller.
|Position||Manchester United squad|
|Goalkeepers||De Gea, Grant, Romero, J. Pereira|
|Defenders||Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Lindelof, Rojo, Smalling, Tuanzebe, Young, Maguire, Dalot|
|Midfielders||Mata, Lingard, A. Pereira, Fred, Matic, McTominay, James, Gomes, Garner, Chong|
Manchester United starting XI : De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; Matic, McTominay; Pereira, Mata James; Rashford.
Betting & Match Odds
United are the slight favourites at 6/5 to win with bet365 . West Ham, meanwhile, are priced at 21/10, while a draw is available at 13/5.
After something of a shaky run-in to the first international break of the season, Manchester United look to have bounced back since the return of club football - but they will hope to find another gear when they face West Ham in the Premier League.
The Red Devils secured a vital three points a week ago against Leicester City, with Marcus Rashford's early penalty proving to be the difference despite the Foxes managing almost 60 per cent of possession throughout.
A young United side subsequently battled to victory against Kazakhstan Premier League champions Astana in Europe, with Mason Greenwood netting his first senior goal .
The two wins haven't necessarily shown the fearsome strength United's assembled talents suggest they possess though, with their young guns arguably the brightest lights of the new campaign so far.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed his starlets to flourish at Old Trafford, though he notes that he will not blood them too quickly in the top-flight for the sake of it.
"You learn quite a lot when playing the youngsters," he stated . "You want them to go out and express themselves, to go out and perform so that they have a platform to build on. I thought it paid off [against Astana].
"I understand that some of the boys, sometimes they can feel the heat, but I thought they were excellent. Of course, we must protect them, find the right moment to put them in. Give them guidance behind closed doors.
"They're almost ready [to play in the Premier League]. That's why they're with us, why they're training with us and they have done well in training.
While Solskjaer currently finds himself without talented playmaker Paul Pogba, the Norwegian also remains convinced that the Frenchman will not exit the club at the next available chance, having spent the last transfer window reportedly looking for a move away from Old Trafford.
"Paul is working hard here and he is totally committed to Manchester United," he further noted . "We have seen that while he's been injured. He has been working like crazy to get himself fit because he wants to play for us and he wants to help his team-mates.
"Paul is going nowhere. He is happy here when he's playing."
Having delivered one of the results of the season when they turned over United 3-1 last term, Manuel Pellegrini's side will be looking to do so again this weekend.
Centre-back Issa Diop has called upon his team-mates to draw upon their prior victory and repeat the feat at London Stadium once again, stating : “We played a very good game against them last season.
“It was our first win at home last season, and a very good moment for us.
“Sunday’s going to be a different game, so we have to try to do the same thing as last year. We have to play our football and not think about Manchester United.
“We have a very good team and can beat anyone, so we are confident. In the Premier League every game is difficult, but we are ready for this game. I think if we play our football, we’re a team who can do anything.”