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West Ham challenge awaits Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will undoubtedly be under pressure after suffering an unexpected defeat against Young Boys in the European competition

Agencies London Published 19.09.21, 01:00 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo File picture

Manchester United will travel to West Ham on Sunday hoping to forget their Champions League setback a few days back.

United, more so their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will undoubtedly be under pressure after suffering an unexpected defeat against Young Boys in the European competition.

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Solskjaer will bank on his firepower to blow away the hosts at the London Stadium. Needless to say, star recruit Cristiano Ronaldo will have to play the lead role if United are to return to winning ways.

This, by the way, is United’s first of two meetings with the Hammers in a little over three days.

David Moyes’s men are United’s League Cup third-round opponents at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

In the other big clash on Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur take on Chelsea.

Spurs hope to have Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez available for the derby after the trio returned from Covid-19 quarantine amid an injury crisis.

The South Americans are coming back from international duty having trained in Croatia to avoid quarantining in England where they would have had to stay in a hotel for 10 days because they visited Brazil, which is on the UK’s “red list”.

Spurs lost their last Premier League match at Crystal Palace without a host ofplayers.

The club’s forwards Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura are also doubts after picking up injuries in Thursday’s 2-2 Europa Conference League draw at Rennes.

Dutch winger Bergwijn limped out of the match and was soon followed by Brazilian Moura, adding to Spurs’ growing injury list, which includes forward Son Heung-min and defenders Eric Dier and Ryan Sessegnon.

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