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Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

David Moyes: 'Miami trip key for West Ham United'

David Moyes: 'Miami trip key for West Ham United'

Jose Mourinho has said that the reason Bailly is not playing is because the other defenders are fighting for a place in their global squads and no players are fighting harder than Jones and Smalling for their places may be taken by the likes of Stones, Maguire or Cahill.

With Jones fit again, he is likely to be reinstated in the starting XI for the encounter, at the expense of Marcos Rojo, with Chris Smalling expected to keep his place after a run of steady displays at the back. For example, United lost to West Brom, and more recently, Brighton.

United will be without their top scorer, Romelu Lukaku for the final two games of the season in the EPL, although the Belgium global should return for the club's FA Cup final clash with Chelsea on May 19.

Then the transfer activity should start. United are going to have to shake things up to get the result that they need.

With little to play for, it might be something of a flat atmosphere in east London on Thursday night.

Manchester United smoked West Ham 4-0 in the first weekend of the season, with Lukaku scoring twice.

Manchester United will be without Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini for Thursday's trip to the London Stadium.

A third blank in their last five league games for United means local rivals Manchester City can seal another Premier League record by winning the league by at least 19 points, if they win at Southampton on the last day of the season on Sunday.

In early team news, Michail Antonio, Javier Hernandez, Winston Reid and Sam Byram are all ruled out for the rest of the season.

Meanwhile, Man Utd haven't lost back-to-back games in the competition since May a year ago, when they lost at Arsenal and Tottenham. So when you find one of them you have to value him.

"I trust some [players] more than others that can bridge that gap".

"They are positive, they are very positive".

Carrick will become a coach at United having already coached with some of the club's younger players.

Moyes has completed his task of keeping West Ham in the Premier League but is still not to the liking of many supporters.

The Hammers have not won a single major honour in the 20 years since.

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