By Dominic Toner
West Ham are set to make two changes to their starting line-up against Manchester United, with Diafra Sakho and Winston Reid omitted.
The Hammers forward Sakho is set be dropped to the bench as he is eased back from a back injury and defender Reid will miss the match after picking up a late red card against Tottenham.
Mark Noble and James Collins are set to be restored to the starting XI for Sunday’s game against United.
West Ham captain Noble is available after serving his suspension for five yellow cards and Welshman Collins should slot into a back three in place of Reid.
Slaven Bilic’s side were beaten 3-2 by Spurs in their last match, with Harry Kane scoring a late brace to snatch three points at White Hart Lane.
The manager is set to keep faith with the majority of his players after their much-improved performance against Spurs, but they face another difficult challenge at Old Trafford.
Darren Randolph is set to continue in goal ahead of Adrian, with the pair involved in a fascinating battle for the number one spot.
Wales international Collins is set to slot in alongside Cheikhou Kouyate and Angelo Ogbonna as Bilic sticks with a three-man defence.
English pair Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell are set to continue in the wing-back positions, with the returning Noble partnering Pedro Obiang in midfield.
Manuel Lanzini is set to be pushed forward into a more attacking position after playing as a central midfielder against Spurs, joining Dimitri Payet and Andre Ayew up top.
Ayew is also returning from a long-term injury like Sakho, but is expected to get the nod as he is further along with his introduction back into the first-team.
The Hammers are currently 17th-placed in the league table and will be desperate for a positive result against Unite to steer them clear of the relegation places.
In other West Ham team news, Michail Antonio has explained what embarrassed him about the defeat to Spurs.