Is Man United vs West Ham on TV? Kick off time, team news and prediction

Manchester United are back at Old Trafford this weekend and West Ham are the visitors in the Premier League.

United played away at Brentford in midweek, while David Moyes’ men had the full week to prepare for the match.

What time does United v West Ham kick-off?

United v West Ham will kick off at 3pm on Saturday 22nd January.

The two sides have already met twice this season. United won the reverse Premier League fixture 2-1, thanks to a late Jesse Lingard goal and an even later penalty save from David de Gea.

Days later, the Hammers knocked United out of the EFL Cup at Old Trafford, winning 1-0 thanks to a Manuel Lanzini goal.

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Is Man Utd vs West Ham on TV?

The game has not been moved to a televised slot.

The matches on television on the top flight this weekend are Watford v Norwich, Everton v Aston Villa, Southampton v Manchester City, Crystal Palace v Liverpool and Chelsea v Tottenham.

Why isn’t United v West Ham on TV?

It is not quite clear why this game between two sides in the chase for the top four has not been moved for television.

It does mean that United get a rare kick-off at 3pm on a Saturday, which will likely suit the fans going to the game.

How to watch United vs West Ham

United fans will need to wait until Match of the Day on BBC1 at 10:30pm for extended highlights of the game.

Sky Sports’ YouTube channel does tend to upload Premier League highlights earlier than that too.

This is United’s first 3pm Saturday start since the final game of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign, the 4-1 loss at Watford in November.

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Man Utd v West Ham team news

Ralf Rangnick said at his pre-match press conference that Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are still out. Victor Lindelof will also not play after a break-in at his house during the Brentford game.

Jadon Sancho is a doubt after missing the Brentford clash to attend a family funeral.

Eric Bailly and Hannibal are at the Africa Cup of Nations and Paul Pogba is not expected back until the next game, the FA Cup clash with Middlesbrough.

West Ham have Tomas Soucek back after Covid and could also welcome back Said Benrahma after Algeria’s early exit from AFCON.

Our prediction: United v West Ham

This is a hugely important game against a direct rival for the Champions League spots.

United got away with it somewhat back in September and struggled to lay a glove on Moyes’ men during their EFL Cup exit.

United need to take the second half performance from the Brentford game into the entire match here, with Rangnick still waiting for a complete 90 minute display from his side.

With Anthony Elanga flying and Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford back in the goals, we’ve got to back United to get the job done.

Our prediction: United 2-1 West Ham

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.