Man United vs West Ham United: Ahmad Diallo Makes Debut

Man United vs West Ham United

Ahmad Diallo may debut tonight ahead of fifth round FA Cup tie between Man United and West Ham United. The 18-year-old January signing from Atalanta was pictured with the Manchester United squad at their team hotel ahead of Tuesday’s fifth-round tie at Old Trafford.

Ahmad Diallo, 18, was born in the Ivory Coast, before moving to Italy around the age of 10, joining Atalanta in 2015. Recall he joined United in January and has since impressed in the recent U23 matches for United.

The youngster made his debut for Atalanta last season, becoming the youngest player – at 17 years and 109 days old – to score on his Serie A debut in their 7-1 thrashing of Udinese.

Man United will be looking for another impressive FA Cup performance when they welcome West Ham to Old Trafford for their fifth-round meeting on Tuesday night.

Solskjaer’s side overcame Watford and Liverpool in the third and fourth rounds respectively and will be eager to returning to winning ways following their weekend draw against Everton in the Premier League.

Man United have progressed from their last three FA Cup ties with West Ham, with the most recent one coming in the 2015-16 quarter-final, while the Hammers are winless in their last 15 visits to Old Trafford across all competitions.

New signing Amad is on the bench for United, while Dean Henderson is handed a rare start in goal and Donny Van de Beek also lines up.

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Below is the predicted line-up for the Man United vs West Ham United tie;

Man United team:(4-2-3-1): Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Matic, Fred, Van de Beek; Greenwood, Rashford, Martial

West Ham United: (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Fredericks, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals; Yarmolenko

Man United vs West Ham United Key Stats

Manchester United have progressed from their last three FA Cup ties with West Ham United, with the most recent success coming in the 2015/16 season.

West Ham United have failed to win their last 15 away games against Manchester United in all competitions (D4 L11), since winning 1-0 in the Premier League in May 2007.

Manchester United have won each of their last eight home fixtures in the FA Cup; they last had a longer run in the competition between January 1908 and February 1912.

West Ham have not won any of their last eight FA Cup away games against Premier League opponents (D3 L5), since beating Manchester City 2-1 in March 2006 en route to the final.

Anthony Martial has been involved in nine goals in 10 appearances against West Ham in all competitions (6 goals, 3 assists). However, he has not found the back of the net in any of his last four outings against the Hammers.

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