Manchester United are back in Premier League action on Sunday night when they host West Ham.

United will be looking to recover from the blow of conceding that late goal to Milan and get back to winning ways.

It’s now four draws in five games for United, who will need to improve on last night’s performance to get a win on Sunday.

Here is a look at three reasons to be wary of David Moyes’s side…

Set-piece threat

No side in the Premier League has scored more goals from set-pieces this season than West Ham.

Moyes has got them well-drilled from dead balls and the likes of Tomas Soucek and Craig Dawson are a huge threat.

It was the towering Czech who netted against United in December after Declan Rice flicked a corner into his path.

Last night’s concession against Milan added to the list of goals United have let in from set-pieces this season.

Southampton, Paris Saint-Germain, Sheffield United, Leeds, Manchester Cit and Newcastle have also bagged against United from corners.

City, Everton, Tottenham and Aston Villa scored from free-kicks, Spurs and Villa have done the same from corners and Moyes will be well aware of that.


United have a weakness in defending set-plays that West Ham will looking to exploit on Sunday.

Manchester United v West Ham United: The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round
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Poor home displays vs Hammers

United played West Ham in the FA Cup last month and it was one of the most uninspiring matches of the season so far.

Scott McTominay’s goal eventually got the job done but the game was 0-0 after 90 minutes.

The Old Trafford meeting with the Hammers last season finished 1-1, which could have cost United dearly at a crucial stage of the season – but thankfully didn’t.

Solskjaer’s first home clash with West Ham ended in a 2-1 win, but United needed two Paul Pogba penalties to get all three points.

West Ham sit deep under Moyes. They’re patient and well-organised and that’s exactly the kind of opponent United struggle to break down.

The task will be even harder given the injuries in forward areas.

Manchester United v West Ham United: The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round
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Top four rival

West Ham are just three places and six points behind United – with a game in hand.

They’re right in the chase for the Champions League spots and will spy an opportunity to take points off a rival in that race.

Former United boss David Moyes will also be pumped up to prove a point to his former employers.

This is a game United can’t afford to take lightly, especially with a patched-up attack.

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