After dropping late points at Fulham last week, United will be looking to respond with a home win against the Hammers...
Ins and outs
West Ham have doubts over two players heading into the evening kick-off at Old Trafford. Captain Matthew Upson was substituted against Bolton with a facial injury and a return date has not yet been specified, while new signing Thomas Hitzlsperger is yet to make his debut because of a thigh injury. The Hammers are still without long-term absentee James Collison. United have no fresh injury worries to report: Owen Hargreaves is still sidelined but Rio Ferdinand is back in training. Anderson made his long-awaited return from a knee injury in Tuesday's Reserves Manchester derby and the Brazillian midfielder is in line for a first-team comeback in September.
Fans' favourite Scott Parker ticks the box for this one. Hailed for his never-say-die attitude, he has been named West Ham's player of the year for the past two seasons. Not famed for a large supply of goals, but his driving runs from midfield will be crucial if West Ham are to avoid the drop.