Preview: West Ham United vs. Manchester United
West Ham will be without Carlton Cole and Matthew Upson for Saturday’s Premier League match against
Striker Cole is set to be out until the end of January with a knee ligament injury sustained in the Hammers’ 5-3 win against
Switzerland midfielder Valon Behrami is missing with a knee injury while a muscle strain sidelines Luis Jimenez.
Alessandro Diamanti is back from a hip complaint and is in contention but Mark Noble is a doubt with a virus.
Edwin van der Sar is set to return to the
The veteran Dutchman has missed three games since injuring his knee in a collision with
Jonny Evans (calf) and John O’Shea (dead leg) are still sidelined, along with long-term casualties Rio Ferdinand (back) and Owen Hargreaves (knee).
West Ham (from): Green, Kurucz, Faubert, Da Costa, Gabbidon, Daprela, Tomkins, Ilunga, Spector, Kovac, Noble, Parker, Collison, Payne, Diamanti, Dyer, Hines, Stanislas, Franco.