Two of the most recognizable English football clubs collide as West Ham United welcomes Manchester United to the London Stadium for a match that could have major implications on the final Premier League standings. But first, let’s start with how to watch West Ham vs Manchester United on US TV.
Where to Watch West Ham vs Manchester United Live
Date: May 7, 2023
Venue: London Stadium
Time: 11:00 am PST | 2:00 am EST
West Ham vs Manchester United Preview
West Ham United is having a strange season by all accounts. The team is contesting a European competition semi-final against AZ Alkmaar (albeit the Europa Conference League) while still trying to retain its position in the Premier League as they are by no means safe from relegation. This juxtaposition makes for an unusual sensation at the club as it’s hard to gauge their performance. Holistically, the team is underperforming yet nobody cares because they could win a continental trophy.
Any season that Manchester United doesn’t win silverware will be seen as an aberration to ardent supporters. The Alex Ferguson era defined what it meant to be successful in English football, while simultaneously ruining the childhoods of people supporting other clubs during the 2000s. It might be too late to win the Premier League this season, yet a top-four finish would ease supporter dissatisfaction especially if it is accompanied by a FA Cup final win.
Manchester United have thoroughly enjoyed this fixture having won seven of the last eight meetings with the Hammers. The most recent success was a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford where the team came back from a one-goal deficit to delight the home crowd. Particularly, Marcus Rashford has stepped up in this game, having scored a few goals against this opposition.
Despite a rocky start to the season, Erik ten Hag has galvanized this Manchester United team with a strong passing, high-tempo game which brought him success with Ajax. Yet, given the transition from the Eredivisie to the Premier League, the Dutchman has shown an ability to adapt to in-game challenges. Notably coming up with a similar style against fierce rivals, Leeds United. While Manchester United held little of the ball and made few attacks they won the game at Elland Road 2-0. Such performances have impressed and validated that Ten Hag is the man to take the Red Devils back to the apex of English football.
It’s always an interesting event when David Moyes faces off against Manchester United. The Scottish coach was selected as the successor at the helm of Man United by Alex Ferguson himself. His tenure was seldom as successful however as he was sacked before he could complete a full season after poor results. Historically, Moyes has struggled against the Red Devils when opposing the club from the dugout. Across 36 games he’s won only five, losing over 24 in total. One of his rare wins against this opponent came back in the 2021 Carabao Cup competition where Lanzini’s goal secured a 1-0 win.