Arnautovic starts and there’s a place on the bench for Grady Diangana! pic.twitter.com/4zIpdONrvL
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) September 29, 2018
The big news for the Hammers is that Mark Arnautovic is back to lead the line in a 4-3-3 formation and he’s flanked by Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson.
Declan Rice, Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang feature in the midfield while at the back it’s Pablo Zabaleta, Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop and Artur Masuaku ahead of custodian Lukasz Fabianski.
Let’s do this! 👊 pic.twitter.com/e2Lj6Qyf2T
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 29, 2018
United are starting the unsettled Paul Pogba and he’s been given a licence to roam it seems as he features just behind forwards Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku.
Scot Mctominay, Nemanja Matic and Marouane Fellaini anchor the midfield while it’s a flat back-four of Ashley Young, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw ahead of keeper David de Gea.
The Hammers had a tough start to the season but seem to have turned a corner since then and with Arnautovic back, will fancy their chances of securing a home win.
United are obviously reeling with on and off-field issues, not the least the Mourinho-Pogba spat, and nothing less than a win will do after their humiliating exit from the Carabao Cup at the hands of lower-league side Derby County.
West Ham United: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku, Noble (C), Rice, Obiang, Yarmolenko, Arnautovic and Anderson.
Manchester United: De Gea, Shaw, Smalling, Lindelof, Young (C), Fellaini, McTominay, Matic, Pogba, Lukaku and Martial.
Match kicks off at 1700 IST.