Manchester United are not playing really well in recent rounds. But compared to rival West Ham, it is clear that the Old Trafford team is still more appreciated and they are also the dirty rivals of The Hammers . Therefore, this is a very good opportunity for the Red Devils to find joy again.
The draw against Aston Villa at the weekend was Manchester United’s second consecutive winless game in the Premier League. With only 1 point after 2 rounds, coach Ralf Rangnick’s teachers and students are still in 7th place in the rankings. However, the Old Trafford team still has a chance to return to the Top 4 when their distance with the 4th ranked team is only 5 points but they played less than 2 matches.
Manchester United can completely close that gap when this round, their opponent will be the 4th ranked team like West Ham, this is the same team that the Red Devils have won both of the last 2 previous confrontations in English Premier League. Notably, in those 2 victories against The Hammers, there was 1 time the home team kept a clean sheet when they welcomed an opponent from London.
After the last 3/4 victories in the English Premier League, West Ham have returned to the Top 4 leading teams, and the gap between The Hammers and Manchester United is not too large, with 5 points more (37 compared to 32). ). That partly shows the narrowing of the gap between the two teams this season. This is not too surprising, because compared to last season, in addition to Ronaldo still maintaining his form, the remaining players like Bruno Fernandes, Sancho, Luke Shaw are not themselves.
However, in recent years, the opponent that West Ham is probably most bored with in the English Premier League is not Chelsea or Liverpool, but it is Manchester United. The Red Devils have never lost to the London team in the UK’s No. 1 tournament in the past 2 years and won 3 out of 4 matches played. It is indeed a detail worth noting.