Manchester United face West Ham again this week as this year’s Carabao Cup campaign gets underway.

United have reached the semi-finals of the competition in the last two years and will be looking to improve on that this time around.

This third round tie is a tricky one, although fortunately United have home advantage.

West Ham will be keen to make up for their weekend defeat and have top scorer Michail Antonio available again after suspension.

United are expected to make numerous changes, as much as 11, to rest key players and give other squad players a much needed chance. That is where it may get difficult, if United’s stand-ins are rusty and lacking sharpness.

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Who will start?

One of the biggest decisions may come in goal. Dean Henderson is building up his fitness after illness. He has played two under-23 games, but it could be that Tom Heaton gets the nod after featuring on the bench so far this season.

United’s back four will feature back-ups and is quite easy to predict, with Alex Telles now back from injury.

 

Telles will make a first start of the season, as will Eric Bailly and Diogo Dalot, who has played twice as a substitute. Victor Lindelof has three starts to his name so far and will get a fourth.

In midfield it is likely we see Donny van de Beek, and it will probably be Nemanja Matic he starts alongside. Juan Mata could also get his first minutes of the season.

Solskjaer has confirmed Jesse Lingard will start this game after his heroics at the weekend.

He will likely form a front three with Anthony Martial getting the chance to lead the line, with Jadon Sancho getting a night under the lights at Old Trafford to try and get his United career up and running.

Edinson Cavani may feature as a substitute, as could promising youngster Anthony Elanga.

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