Manchester United might have wobbled in the Champions League last week although they should be confident of securing an EFL Cup victory against a West Ham side who will have faced the same opponents a few days previously. The Red Devils have a greater squad depth and this is an opportunity for second-string players to come to the fore.

Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek and Victor Lindelof are among the players who are likely to start, with Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani also deployed in attacking positions and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is certainly feeling the need to win some silverware even if it comes in the form of a domestic cup competition.

For David Moyes, the EFL Cup has become even less of a priority considering that his team were involved in a Europa League clash on Thursday night. That involved a trip to Croatia to clash with Dinamo Zagreb before that weekend encounter against Manchester United, so the Scot is likely to regard this game as one that the team can lose to ease the fixture congestion.

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