Man United vs West Ham: Injury Report, Match Preview, Prediction

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The curtain is raised on the new Premier League season as Manchester United host West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday. The main storylines surrounding this one relate to Javier Hernandez, who returned to the Hammers this summer after two years in the Bundesliga. Before Chicharito’s stint with Bayer Leverkusen, he was a United player for five years, four in a Red Devils shirt, one on loan with Real Madrid.

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The Chicharito Cup

Hernandez looked back upon his four years at Old Trafford with warm memories. He said there is “nothing negative” at all about it. The emotions expressed here are in stark contrast to the epic rant Javier Hernandez gave a couple days ago in response to a national teammate’s move to Major League Soccer being question.

The discussion led to Hernandez calling out the manner in which he feels Mexican players are perceived and portrayed worldwide.

Odds: 888 Sport is showing Man Utd to win: 2/7, West Ham to win: 10/1 and Draw: 23/5

Kickoff: 11: AM EST, 4:oo PM BST

Injuries: West Ham could welcome back Aaron Cresswell and Manuel Lanzini after injury, but Sofiane Feghouli, Cheikhou Kouyate, Diafra Sakho, Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio (major hamstring problem) are expected to remain sidelined. The Man United long term injuries are Ashley Young, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo.

Tomorrow, it is likely that United Manager Jose Mourinho will give a status update on the triad. Go here for the link to the Man United starting XI prediction

Prediction: Man United 2, West Ham 1

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV

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