PREVIEW: Mourinho hopes to hammer West Ham at Old Trafford
News By: Linus Onyeze | 12/08/2017
Jose MOurinho will hope his side can begin their Premier League campaign with a win against West Ham.Manchester United begin their 2017/18 Premier League campaign with this home fixture against West Ham.Jose Mourinho will get the chance to show that last season’s sixth placed finish was only a blip, while Slaven Bilic will also get the chance to show his West Ham side can do better than they did last term.Both clubs have been active in the transfer market, and it will be interesting to see who will come out the best at the end of the game.Team News* Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo are all long-term absentees, with the latter recovering from a knee injury.* Jose Mourinho is likely to give new signings Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic their Premier League debuts.* All four of West Ham's major summer signings are available, meaning Javier Hernandez is likely to start against his former club.* Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini, Cheikhou Kouyate, Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakh are out injured.Head-to-head* Manchester United have won 17 of their 21 Premier League home matches against West Ham (D2, L2).* The Hammers' last win over United was a 3-2 Premier League victory in May 2016, which was also the final game at Upton Park.