West Ham v Man Utd preview: Michael Carrick in line to return
Last Updated: 02/01/17 7:07pm
Manchester United make their first ever visit to the London Stadium to face West Ham looking to extend their 10 game unbeaten run.
United left it late to beat Middlesbrough on New Year's Eve, which stretched their winning run to five games in the Premier League - their best winning run since April 2015.
However, West Ham are unbeaten in the last four Premier League meetings with United (W1, D3) - their best unbeaten League run against the 13-time Premier League champions for 29 years.
West Ham will check on Mark Noble after the midfielder came off in the 1-0 defeat against Leicester on Saturday.
The skipper was forced off after a strong tackle from Daniel Amartey and boss Slaven Bilic admitted he is likely to be a doubt for the game.
Sam Byram started training last week after an ankle problem, but was not in the squad for the 1-0 defeat at Leicester, while Gokhan Tore (knee), Reece Oxford (ankle) and Simone Zaza (knee) are unavailable.
United will be without Eric Bailly as he heads to the African Nations Cup.
United asked the Ivory Coast to allow the defender to join them 24 hours late but their appeal fell on deaf ears.
Michael Carrick has a chance of returning in midfield after missing the win over Middlesbrough with illness but Wayne Rooney is unlikely to be back from thigh trouble.
West Ham are unbeaten in their last four Premier League meetings with Manchester United (W1 D3) - they've never gone five games unbeaten them in their English league history.
United lost away at West Ham last season, in the last ever game at the Boleyn Ground - they've not lost consecutive away games against West Ham since December 2007.
Bilic could become only the second manager to remain unbeaten in his first four Premier League encounters with the Red Devils (Ruud Gullit the other).
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored three goals in United's two previous encounters with West Ham this season (One in Premier League, two in EFL Cup).
Anthony Martial has scored five goals in his last four appearances against West Ham in all competitions.
West Ham have won consecutive Premier League games at the London Stadium for the first time. They last won three home matches in a row in March 2016.
The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last four on the road (W3 D1); they haven't gone five unbeaten in the Premier League since February 2015 (seven games).
United last won three consecutive Premier League away games in April 2014, when they enjoyed four successive victories - a run that also included a win over West Ham.
Paul Pogba has been directly involved in four goals in his last four Premier League appearances (two goals, two assists).
Dimitri Payet has created a league-high 72 chances in the Premier League this season - that's 52 more than any other West Ham player (Lanzini - 20).
Against Middlesbrough I saw the Manchester United that I've known for 15 years and played against when I was still playing. They were 1-0 down, but just pummelled the other team, throwing the kitchen sink at them, until they finally got the win.
That shows what I've been saying about the Premier League this season; draws are no good and you HAVE to win football matches. Their attitude was they would either win 2-1 or lose 3-0 - and that's what you need to do. They were outstanding and if they keep playing like that they should beat West Ham, even if they go behind.
West Ham are 9/2 outsiders when they play host to Manchester United on Monday. Jose Mourinho's visitors are 8/13 favourites as they look to follow up their dramatic home win over Middlesbrough.
An away victory to nil is on offer at 13/8, while United to win and both teams to score is priced at 13/8. Ibrahimovic tops the first goalscorer betting at 7/2, closely followed by team mates Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney at 5/1 apiece.
Andy Carroll is considered most likely for hosts at 15/2, with Payet 9/1 to score first and 11/4 to find the net any time.