Manchester United will play West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping for an immediate reaction after United lost 2-1 to BSC Young Boys in the Champions League in the middle of the week and enjoyed four days of rest unlike West Ham, who played on Thursday prepare for clash.

While West Ham won 2-0 in the Europa League, they have to do without star man Michail Antonio through a suspension against United.

United received a double injury spike earlier this week. Scott McTominay and Alex Telles both signed up for full training at Carrington after recovering from their respective injuries – however, both will most likely not make the roster for this West Ham trip.

So which players will make it into Solskjaer’s starting XI? This is how our MEN authors think that United should position itself.

Manchester United enjoyed a sensational transfer window, securing the signings of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and … oh yes, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be under pressure to deliver cutlery with his star-studded front line. At MEN we cover every corner of the club and with our special United newsletter you won’t miss a headline. It’s free and there is no spam.

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Samuel Luckyhurst

In all likelihood, the United team will be the same as they were last week against Newcastle. If so, then Aaron Wan-Bissaka would still play by default.

Diogo Dalot are assured of two consecutive midweek starts in the League Cup and Champions League, but Wan-Bissaka shouldn’t be sure if he will play in the next three league games before the international games in October. The endurance test for Dalot would be a league start.

Raphael Varane, Nemanja Matic and Mason Greenwood should be called back. Jadon Sancho was once again headstrong before his resignation in Bern, but Jesse Lingard had no chance of putting pressure on him when he started on the bench.

Dalot takes off and Varane, Matic and Greenwood return

Tyrone Marshall

The United defense is pretty much self-choosing at the moment. Wan-Bissaka could be under pressure but he started the season well ahead of Dalot and would need a few more mistakes before falling.

Midfield is a difficult area to get right. United have been vulnerable to counterattacking in the Premier League this season. Van de Beek did well in Switzerland for 45 minutes and I would give him another chance alongside Fred.

That would mean Pogba would move back to the left and Sancho, who had a slow start to his United career, would get out. Greenwood can start on the right and Ronaldo through the middle.

Which players would your starting XI be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Rich Fay

The midweek loss to Young Boys may have come as a shock, but United needn’t overreact as they are regrouping and looking to play again this weekend.

United’s defense is self-explanatory, with Wan-Bissaka still a much safer option than Dalot on the right despite calls for a move. In midfield, Matic makes sense as an anchor option, while Pogba is unbeatable in its current form and could definitely make sense in a two-man.

A surprise pick would be Lingard on the left against his former team. Solskjaer is a big fan of the England international and a start this weekend would be a huge vote of confidence after his horror show on Tuesday.

Greenwood is the club’s best right winger and Ronaldo is by far the best striker. Sacho’s shape isn’t as alarming as some think, but it doesn’t deserve a start.

Steven Railston

Anything other than the three points here would be a huge disappointment after United’s Champions League defeat in the middle of the week.

Although Wan-Bissaka was sent off in Switzerland, it would be unwise for Solskjaer to offer Dalot a right-back opportunity in this game given the circumstances and so the back four may remain unchanged from United’s 4-1 win over Newcastle.

De Gea can start again between the sticks while Fred is likely to return to midfield alongside Pogba in the colon.

Sancho’s United career has yet to be launched but the 21-year-old has the perfect chance to announce his arrival here after a series of quiet performances and Greenwood can start on the left with Fernandes in the middle and Ronaldo in the lead .

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