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Manchester United confirm Erik ten Hag XI to face West Ham (Premier League)



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Manchester United have confirmed that Erik ten Hag is starting Willy Kambwala for the first time as they face West Ham at the London Stadium in the Premier League.

Manchester United are looking to grab all three points against West Ham as they attempt to climb up from seventh in the Premier League table.

They sit one point behind Newcastle in sixth and four off Tottenham in fifth, but a 3-0 loss to Bournemouth and a 0-0 draw against Liverpool have seen them slip slightly behind their top-four rivals in recent weeks.

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“They are on top in some rankings, and they are only one point behind us in the rankings,” Ten Hag told club media when questioned on West Ham. “They have a very good team and a very good balance.

“They have a lot of weapons, but it is very different to Liverpool. But as usual, it is not about them, it is about us, and what we bring there on the pitch, the defending approach must be the same, the discipline to the principals, the rules we have. I expect and what I demand from my team is quality on the ball.”

The line-ups for the game have been confirmed below.

Manchester United

Starting XI: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Kambwala, Evans, Shaw, McTominay, Mainoo, Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Garnacho, Højlund.

Subs: Bayındır, Bennett, Reguilón, Amrabat, Eriksen, Hannibal, Pellistri, Van de Beek, Rashford.

West Ham

Starting XI: Areola, Coufal, Zouma, Mavropanos, Emerson, Soucek, Edson Álvarez, Ward-Prowse, Kudus, Bowen, Paquetá.

Subs: Fabianski, Johnson, Cresswell, Fornals, Ings, Ogbona, Benrahma, Kehrer, Mubama.