How to watch and follow West Ham v United

Wednesday 20 December 2023 14:00

Manchester United's last game before Christmas is a lunchtime trip to West Ham United on Saturday, 23 December.

Erik ten Hag's men will be looking to build on a resilient performance last weekend, when we picked up a credible point away to Liverpool.

Before Saturday's Premier League match, the Hammers also have to face Jurgen Klopp's side at Anfield, in this Wednesday evening's Carabao Cup quarter-final. 

For all the key information ahead of our meeting with David Moyes's men, including how to follow all the action from London, read on...

Eriksen itching for first-team return


Christian spoke about his recent injury setback after returning to group training at Carrington on Monday.


Saturday's match is set to kick-off at 12:30 GMT and will be shown live on TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate for viewers in the UK. Meanwhile, live radio commentary and exclusive build-up and reaction will be available on our official app, and MUTV. The pre-match show, Match Day Live, begins at 11:25 GMT. 

You can also follow the Match Centre on our app and website as we provide pre-match predictions, team news, text updates, stats, post-match reaction and more. 


Short highlights from the London Stadium will be published two hours after the final whistle, with 90 in 20 and Full 90 versions available to watch from midnight. 


Bruno Fernandes is available for selection after missing the Liverpool clash with a one-match suspension, but his Portuguese compatriot Diogo Dalot misses out after being shown the yellow card twice in the closing stages at Anfield. 

Christian Eriksen made a welcome return to first-team training this week, having been sidelined with the knee injury he suffered during November's 1-0 win over Luton Town at Old Trafford. However, it's not yet known when the Denmark international can be an option for Ten Hag again.

The manager's press conference on Friday, which you can watch via, our official app and MUTV, may include updates on Eriksen's availability, as well as the likes of Amad, Anthony Martial and Mason Mount.

Harry Maguire is still recovering from an injury he picked up recently against Bayern Munich, while longer-term absentees Casemiro, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez are not expected to return before the festive period.

For the home side, striker Michail Antonio is set to be the only player missing, after sustaining an injury while on international duty with Jamaica in early November.

Hammers boss Moyes will be planning the best way to utilise his squad for two games in four days against Liverpool and United. 

Training Highlights: A boost for the squad Video

Training Highlights: A boost for the squad

Training Highlights | Long-term absentee Christian Eriksen is back with the group and working hard...


West Ham have enjoyed a positive start to the first half of the 2023/24 season. They currently occupy eighth place in the league, and are through to the last 16 of the Europa League after topping their group. 

The Hammers have picked up seven victories in their last 10 games across all competitions, including last weekend's 3-0 league win at home to Wolves. During that time, they have only lost on two occasions to Brentford and Fulham. 

Ten Hag is set to come up against two of his former players on Saturday, in the form of West Ham's summer recruits from Ajax, Edson Alvarez and Mohammed Kudus. The pair enjoyed great success under our manager in the Netherlands, winning two Eredivisie titles. 

Ghanian international Kudus is the club's in-form player and has netted seven of his eight goals this campaign at the London Stadium.

A pre-match handshake between Moyes and Ten Hag at the London Stadium last season.


We faced West Ham on three occasions last season, with the Reds coming out on top in two of those games. 

Our first encounter ended in a 1-0 league victory for Ten Hag's team at Old Trafford, as Marcus Rashford's powerful first-half header proved to be the difference.

The second meeting was in the Emirates FA Cup fifth round at the Theatre of Dreams, where the Reds responded strongly to Said Benrahma's second-half opener for the visitors before scoring through Nayef Aguerd's own goal, Alejandro Garnacho and Fred.

Later in the season, Benrahma netted the only goal of the game as Moyes's side picked up a 1-0 victory at the London Stadium. 

90 in 20: United v West Ham Video

90 in 20: United v West Ham

90 in 20 | Watch the extended highlights from October's Premier League meeting between United and West Ham...


The Premier League's 17th gameweek takes place over four days with the standout fixtures including Liverpool's home clash with Arsenal. Brentford and Manchester City are not in action due to the latter's involvement in the FIFA Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia.

Thursday 21 December

Crystal Palace v Brighton (20:00 GMT)

Friday 22 December

Aston Villa v Sheffield United (20:00 GMT)

Saturday 23 December

West Ham v United (12:30 GMT)
Fulham v Burnley
Luton v Newcastle
Nottingham Forest v Bournemouth

Tottenham v Everton
Liverpool v Arsenal (17:30 GMT)

Sunday 24 December

Wolves v Chelsea (13:00 GMT)

Kick-off times are 15:00 GMT unless stated.

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