Sunday August 13
Man Utd (12) v West Ham (20)
Man Utd team news: Jose Mourinho has no fresh injury concerns heading into Manchester United’s Premier League opener against West Ham at Old Trafford. Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo remain out as they continue to recover from long-term injuries sustained last season.
Jose Mourinho: “He (Zlatan Ibrahimovic) wants more at football’s highest level so we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of him to stay with us for the second part of the season.”
West Ham team news: West Ham expect defender Aaron Cresswell to be available and captain Mark Noble has shaken off a minor toe problem. Michail Antonio (hamstring) is out but striker Javier Hernandez, Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Marko Arnautovic and teenager Sead Haksabanovic could also make their Hammers debut.
Slaven Bilic: “I am thankful and congratulate the board for the business we have done. We wanted more players to improve our first 11 and our game, and we got them.”
Last season: West Ham 0 Man Utd 2, Man Utd 1 West Ham 1
Last five league matches: Man Utd D L L D W; West Ham D D W L W
Match odds: H 2-7 D 9-2 A 10-1
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire).