The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Monday, January 02 2017
Kickoff Time - 1715 Hrs GMT
Venue - Olympic Stadium, London
League standings and form guide
6. Manchester United : WWWWW
13. West Ham : DWWWL
Manchester United 1 : 1 West Ham
West Ham 3 : 2 Manchester United
Manchester United 0 : 0 West Ham
West Ham 1 : 1 Manchester United
Manchester United 2 : 1 West Ham
Manchester United wins - 56
West Ham wins - 38
Draws - 27
Eric Bailly unavailable (AFCON). Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick doubtful.
Gökhan Töre, Arthur Masuaku, Álvaro Arbeloa, Diafra Sakho, Simone Zaza, Reece Oxford, Mark Noble and Jamie Collins ruled out. Sam Byram doubtful.
Know the opposition
West Ham United Football Club (nicknamed The Irons, The Hammers, and The Academy of Football) are a professional football club based in Upton Park, East London; and were founded in 1895 by foreman and local league referee Dave Taylor and owner Arnold Hills as Thames Ironworks - a strictly amateur football club. They turned professional in 1898 upon entering the Southern League Second Division, and were promoted to the First Division at the first attempt. Following growing disputes over the running and financing of the club in June 1900 Thames Ironworks F.C. was disbanded, then almost immediately relaunched on 5 July 1900 as West Ham United F.C.
West Ham's most successful period started with the appointment of Ron Greenwood in 1961, leading to FA Cup, League Cup and Cup Winners' Cup titles - with youth team graduates Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters at the forefront. Their nickname 'The Academy of Football' pays homage to the success of the club in coaching future greats - which includes that trio of World Cup winners, Trevor Brooking, Paul Ince, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and Michael Carrick. West Ham's most prominent rivalries involve local clubs Millwall, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur; and they have been playing their home games at The Boleyn Ground (often referred to as Upton Park) since 1904, with a plan to move into the Olympic Stadium by the start of the 2016/ 2017 League season.