The top-four is clearly the target for Manchester United in the Premier League season and they can receive a boost in this quest by beating West Ham United this weekend with the Hammers also having the same target of finishing as one of the first four teams in the English top flight this season. Manchester United began the season as a genuine title contender until things fell apart under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who paid the price with his job. The ex-Norwegian national team striker was immediately replaced with a caretaker manager in Michael Carrick who was one of his assistants before German tactician Ralf Rangnick was appointed as the interim manager until the end of the season.

Manchester United got back to winning ways in league terms with the 3-1 win at the home of London team Brentford in a rescheduled game. The Red Devils had a shaky first half and they could have been behind at the break. Second half was a different ball game for Manchester United as they imposed themselves more on the game and got their reward with three goals. Swedish attacker Anthony Elanga scored the first goal for Manchester United on the occasion of his second league start before England international Mason Greenwood added a second goal. Marcus Rashford then came off the bench to score the third and final United goal. Ivan Toney scored the last goal of the game in the colours of Brentford.

The Red Devils can make it two league wins on the bounce by beating West Ham United at home. The Hammers will start the game in fourth place and Manchester United can take their place in the top four if they win the game billed for the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur playing on Sunday. Manchester United will start the game in seventh place.

For the Hammers, they would be looking to bounce back from the 3-2 home loss to Leeds United in their last league outing last weekend.