Manchester United v West Ham team news & stats

Date published: Friday 4th December 2015 12:15

Wayne Rooney: Misses out for Manchester United against West Ham

Manchester United are unbeaten in 13 Premier League games against West Ham going into Saturday’s latest encounter at Old Trafford.

Team news

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney misses out with the ankle injury he sustained in last weekend’s draw at Leicester City, while Marcos Rojo dislocated his shoulder in training on Wednesday and also misses out. Ander Herrera is a doubt due to a hamstring injury.

Andy Carroll is expected to start up front for West Ham, with Diafra Sakho facing up to eight weeks out with a thigh injury. Mark Noble and James Collins are available again after serving suspensions.

Opta stats

  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League meetings with West Ham, winning 11 and drawing two.
  • West Ham have lost seven successive Premier League games at Old Trafford and have won only twice there in the Premier League-era (W2 D0 L17).
  • Indeed, of teams Man Utd have faced 10+ times at Old Trafford, the hosts’ best Premier League points per game rate has come against West Ham (2.70).
  • On their 19 Premier League visits to Old Trafford, West Ham have netted just 10 goals in total and have never scored more than one in a game.
  • Both meetings between these two sides last season saw a man sent off – Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford in December and Luke Shaw at the Boleyn Ground in February.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored three goals in his last three Premier League apps versus West Ham.
  • Overall, only against Aston Villa (13) and Newcastle (12) has Wayne Rooney scored more Premier League goals than against the Hammers (11).
  • The Red Devils have lost just two Premier League home games in 2015, a joint-league-low figure along with Arsenal and Tottenham.
  • West Ham could become the first team in Premier league history to beat Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd away from home in the same season.
  • Mauro Zárate has scored in three of his four Premier League starts for West Ham United in 2015-16.


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