Jesse Lingard is set to start for Manchester United. While Phil Jones will return to the squad and Alex Telles will also be involved. Alphonse Areola and Alex Kral are in line to make their West Ham debuts.
Team news, stats, and TV details ahead of Man Utd vs West Ham in the Carabao Cup third round on Wednesday; kick-off at 12.15 am.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to make changes for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup third-round clash with West Ham.
The Norwegian has already hinted at midfielder Jesse Lingard. He has scored after coming off the bench in each of his last two Premier League appearances. Also, he has scored against Newcastle and the Hammers on Sunday. He will start against the club where he spent the second half of last season on loan.
Defender Phil Jones will return to the squad after a 20-month injury-enforced absence. Alex Telles will also be involved following an ankle injury.
Jones has played more than 200 games in all competitions for the club. He said last weekend he had been “through hell and back” as he struggled with injuries.
“I’m so happy for Phil,” Solskjaer told the club website. “He has completed two 90 minutes [games] for the U23s, played some minutes behind closed doors and he’s got no reaction on his knee. He’s been working hard.
“He will be in the squad. It’s a good day for him and us, and it’s something that he has earned.
“I know what challenges he’s been through, mentally, thinking ‘will I ever play football again or even be able to walk again and be able to play with the kids in the garden.”
Striker Edinson Cavani (muscle strain) could return and ‘keepers Tom Heaton and Dean Henderson will be hoping David de Gea is given a rest. While Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Diogo Dalot, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata, and Anthony Martial, as well as youngsters Anthony Elanga, Teden Mengi, Hannibal Mejbri, and Shola Shoretire, could come into contention.
However, the game is likely to come too soon for midfielder Amad (thigh) and striker Marcus Rashford (shoulder).
Meanwhile, West Ham can welcome back Michail Antonio from suspension, although he may be saved for Leeds at the weekend.
Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and midfielder Alex Kral are in line to make their debuts following their summer loan moves.
Mark Noble, Issa Diop, Arthur Masuaku and Manuel Lanzini could also start.
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