West Ham make four changes for Man Utd trip as ex-Hammer dropped

19:19 28 November 2012

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Manchester United v West Ham line-ups

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has made four changes to the side beaten by Tottenham on Sunday, with Guy Demel, Matt Jarvis, Matt Taylor and James Collins all selected for tonight’s encounter with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

For the hosts Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson hands Anderson only his second Premier League start of the season.

The Brazilian is among five changes for the leaders, with Javier Hernandez, Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley also included, along with Chris Smalling, who replaces Rio Ferdinand alongside Jonny Evans in central defence.

Man Utd: Lindegaard, Da Silva, Smalling, Evans, Evra, Carrick, Anderson, Cleverley, Rooney, van Persie, Hernandez.

Subs: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Young, Welbeck, Fletcher, Buttner.

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Reid, Collins, O’Brien, Taylor, Diame, Tomkins, Jarvis, Nolan, Carroll.

Subs: Spiegel, Cole, Maiga, Spence, O’Neil, Moncur, Lletget.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

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