Jose Mourinho has endured a difficult week at Manchester United, seeing a draw at home to Wolves followed up by a shock Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Derby.
On top of that, the United boss has once again been forced to defend his relationship with record-signing Paul Pogba, amid reports of a bust-up between the pair.
Mourinho stripped Pogba of the vice-captaincy and left him out of the defeat to Derby, before footage emerged this week of a tense exchange between the duo at training.
Speaking at his press conference yesterday, Mourinho said: “The player-manager relation is good. Nobody trained better than Paul on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. And tomorrow he plays. So, end of the story.
“He fotbollströjor barn is a player like the others. No player is bigger than the club and if I’m happy with his work, he plays and if I’m not happy with his work he doesn’t play. I’m really happy with his work this week.”
Manuel Pellegrini, meanwhile, is confident rising star Declan Rice will agree a new contract at West Ham.
Highly-rated teenager Rice has turned down West Ham’s initial offer, reported to be worth around £15,000-a-week, and his current deal runs out at the end of next season.
“Declan I think must try to continue to have good performances, not thinking about more or less money at the moment,” said Pellegrini.
“Nobody at the club is stupid. He’s not a young player anymore and I don’t think he will have any problems with his contract in the future.”
Kick-off for the Premier League match is at 12.30pm.
Liverpool travel to Chelsea in today’s other televised fixture later this evening.
Fans in the UK will be able to watch the match live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD.
Pre-match coverage gets underway at 12pm.
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United are favourites for the clash at 19/20, with West Ham at 31/10 and the draw available at 11/4.
Popular bets for the correct scoreline include a 1-0 or 2-1 win for United both at odds of 7/1.
Marko Arnautovic to score first can be backed at 5/1, with Romelu Lukaku to score two or more at the same price.
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