Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for West Ham v Man United
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas is backing West Ham to beat Man United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon
Charlie Nicholas is tipping West Ham United to beat Manchester United at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils will make the long trip to the English capital looking to secure successive Premier League victories for the first time this season.
Manchester United were 1-0 winners against Leicester City last weekend thanks to Marcus Rashford’s first-half penalty at Old Trafford.
The 20-time English champions have only managed to beat Chelsea FC and Leicester in their opening five fixtures, with both victories coming at home.
West Ham have collected one point less than Manchester United after five Premier League fixtures.
Former Arsenal midfielder Nicholas is backing West Ham to cause an upset against Manchester United in the English capital on Sunday afternoon.
“West Ham always have an angle of anger when Manchester United com,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.
“West Ham are a strong side and their midfield is physical – I don’t know what Man United’s situation will be. They will be tired playing on a Thursday night and will see where they are regarding injuries.
“It was a big win against Leicester for Man United, and Marcus Rashford is a big hope when Anthony Martial is out. I do not see a style with Man United and West Ham are capable of beating them here.”
Nicholas added: “Felipe Anderson started the season slow last year and then started to influence the team more. Manuel Lanzini is back in and Sebastian Haller looks a handful up front – they were the best I have seen them defensively on Monday too.”
West Ham played out a goalless draw with Aston Villa in their last Premier League game at Villa Park on Monday night.
Manchester United were 1-0 winners against FC Astana in their Europa League opener at Old Trafford on Thursday night courtesy of Mason Greenwood’s 73rd-minute winner.
The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013, when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.
Manchester United have gone through three different managers since Ferguson’s retirement but David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho all failed to secure sustained success.