West Ham host sixth place Manchester United at the London Stadium this evening (5.15pm kick-off) in their opening Premier League game of 2017.
Slaven Bilic’s side saw their three-game winning run ended by champions Leicester on New Year’s Eve, with Islam Slimani’s first half goal enough to see off the Hammers at the King Power Stadium.
Prior to that, Bilic’s men beat Burnley, Hull, and Swansea to move well clear of the bottom three, this all after sitting just a point and a place above the relegation zone following their 5-1 defeat at home to Arsenal less than a month ago.
West Ham are 12th in the table going into this evening’s clash against an in-form United, with Jose Mourinho’s men having won their last five Premier League matches.
They left it late to overcome Middlesbrough at Old Trafford on New Year’s Eve, but the Red Devils know that victory over the Hammers this evening could take them level on points with neighbours Manchester City in fifth.
With both sides having played less than 48 hours ago, both managers may look to rotate their squad, so here are THREE West Ham players who deserve a chance against United later on today…