West Ham predicted lineup vs Manchester United: Vlasic and Zouma to start
West Ham host Manchester United tomorrow in the Premier League.
The Hammers are without their main man, Michail Antonio, owing to his red card last week.
The 31-year-old has been fantastic as the lone striker for the Irons, yet this weekend they’ll be forced into a change.
Fortunately, David Moyes has some fantastic versatile attacking midfielders at his disposal.
The likes of Nikola Vlasic, Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma can all be used as a makeshift number 9.
Vlasic made his debut for the Hammers last week.
He came off the bench against Southampton for his first appearance and this time around we expect him to start.
We have Bowen down as the man to replace Antonio, whilst Vlasic will fill in where Bowen would have played on the wing.
The only other change we’re expecting is Kurt Zouma to come into the side for the Premier League meeting.
He featured on Thursday night in the Europa League alongside Issa Diop.
This time, though, we expect Angelo Ogbonna to partner the Frenchman.
Either side of that pair will be Vladimir Coufal and Aaron Cresswell.
This West Ham side will have to be on top of their game to get anything from Manchester United.
The travelling side lost 2-1 away at Young Boys in the Champions League in midweek and will be desperate to get back to winning ways.
That makes this game even harder for the Hammers.
With a fluid, attacking front line, though, anything is possible.
The Hammers have already scored ten goals this season in four games and can certainly get at their opponents.
Adapting to play without Antonio will be the real hurdle to get over.
He’s the Hammers only out and out striker, though.
Moyes must have planned for this and he’ll have an idea of what to do tomorrow.
You can see the full predicted lineup here:
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