Both these clubs will be on a high after their mid-week victories in the Capital One Cup and Sam Allardyce will be hoping his side can continue their impressive away form that’s seen them beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane twice this season.
David Moyes’ side have been less than convincing at Old Trafford this season, with teams seeming to relax more now that the iconic Sir Alex Ferguson has been replaced in the dugout. The Red Devils have improved recently, having won their last three fixtures and the Old Trafford fans will be hoping to see their side climb up the table before the New Year. A win against West Ham could see them climb to sixth if results go their way, however in the past the Hammers have proved tough to breakdown at the Theatre of Dreams, with Man United narrowly edging the last two fixtures 1-0.
Robin Van Persie will still be absent with his thigh injury, which means Danny Welbeck may start up top on his own, as the England international scored twice to help his side beat Aston Villa 3-0 last weekend.
Sam Allardyce will still lack firepower upfront for his claret and blues side, which could see Man United conceding little in this fixture.
Pre-match Man United v West Ham Stats
Manchester United have lost none of the last nine league games against West Ham, winning eight in a row before drawing 2-2 at the Boleyn Ground last season.
The Hammers have failed to score in six of their last eight Barclays Premier League games against Man Utd.
Wayne Rooney has scored seven goals in his last six Barclays Premier League appearances against West Ham.
West Ham United have drawn five games 0-0 this season, the most in the Barclays Premier League.
Manchester United have not lost three successive home league games since Dec 1978 - Feb 1979.
The Hammers have won just one of their eight Premier League away games this season (D3 L4), failing to score five times.
Man Utd have had 39 points after 16 games in each of the past two seasons, 14 more than they do this season (25).
The last time Man Utd had fewer points as this after 16 Premier League games was 2001-02 (24).
West Ham have failed to score in nine of their Premier League games this season - only five sides in the history of the competition have failed to score in more of their opening 16 games of a campaign.
Man Utd have scored only eight goals in eight Premier League home games this season, only four clubs have managed fewer.