West Ham United boss David Moyes will be pondering tinkering for the trip to his old club Manchester United this evening.

Moyes’s time at Old Trafford was short and not very sweet.

But the Scot is slowly trying to rebuild his reputation at West Ham, who he has now twice saved from relegation.

West Ham’s survival will be official if the Hammers get a draw from tonight’s clash.

But in reality they were safe after beating Watford 3-1 last time out while opening up a goal difference gap of 14.

Victory over Watford meant West Ham secured back-to-back wins for the first time since August.

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Stick or twist for Moyes?

They say never change a winning team.

But now the pressure is off Moyes may well be tempted to.

The Scot admitted recently he has not seen enough of Sebastien Haller given his injury issue restricting his availability since the restart (Romford Recorder).


And thankfully for West Ham he hasn’t needed the £45 million French striker due to the form of Michail Antonio.

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Haller to start at Old Trafford?

But Moyes may mix things up to give Haller a start at Old Trafford.

That would probably see Mark Noble drop out of the side, with Pablo Fornals occupying a more central role.

Or indeed Fornals staying on the left with Antonio operating as a second striker at the tip of West Ham’s midfield.

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Ben Johnson is set for his second start as Ryan Fredericks remains sidelined through injury.

If Moyes does decide to make the Haller change this is how West Ham could line up this evening.

We’ll find out at 5pm.

Predicted West Ham starting XI vs Manchester United:

Fabianski, Johnson, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Fornals, Antonio, Haller.

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