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    Man United to field the most expensive Premier League XI v West Ham


    Man United v West Ham

    Jose Mourinho’s Man United return to Premier League action on Sunday when West Ham arrive at Old Trafford.

    The Red Devils finished last season in sixth place, however they qualified for the Champions League by winning the Europa League.

    This season, United are expected to fight for the title.

    But will they get off to a winning start against the Hammers? Or will Javier Hernandez return to the Theatre of Dreams to haunt his old employers?

    Most expensive Premier League XI

    The Mail on Sunday have looking into the likely Man United XI against West Ham.

    It’s highly likely that Mourinho gives Premier League debuts to Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic in the game against the Irons.

    Were that to happen, United could field the EPL’s most expensive team of all-time.

    United’s starting line-up could collectively break the 400 million pound mark.

    See how the figures break down below.

    Man United's expensive Premier League XI 

    Manchester United team news v West Ham

    Ashley Young, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rojo are all out of this match for the Red Devils.

    A similar side to the one that lost to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday in Skopje has to be expected.

    Eric Bailly and Phil Jones missed out versus Los Blancos due to suspension. Victor Lindelof’s current positioning in Jose Mourinho’s thinking will be revealed on Sunday.

    Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford are expected to be on the bench. Perhaps this is a day for Juan Mata?

    West Ham team news v Manchester United

    The Hammers have a long list of injuries.

    Sofiane Feghouli, Cheikhou Kouyate, Diafra Sakho, Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio are all out of the trip to Manchester United.

    Lanzini and Antonio were arguably West Ham’s best attacking players last season.

    This reflected poorly on the likes of Jonathan Calleri and Simone Zaza so a starting and fired up Javier Hernandez has to make an impact. Surely!

    Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta will also be keen to impress on debut and thanks to their Manchester City connections.

    There have been some internet rumours linking Winston Reid with a move to Everton. But whispers are he is back with the first team for the Old Trafford trip.

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