Manchester United (11/2 – Premier League outright) head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his team have to respond strongly following their shock 2-1 Champions League loss at Young Boys in midweek.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal gave United the lead early on at the Swiss side and it looked as though it would be a comfortable evening, however, Aaron Wan Bissaka’s red card changed the game and United backed off in the second half.
Young Boys equalised before Jesse Lingard’s horror back pass presented the ball to Jordan Siebatchu in injury time to grab a winner.
That put a dampener on what has been an encouraging start to the Premier League season.
They currently sit on ten points after four games and could go joint top as they travel to the London Stadium to take on David Moyes’ West Ham (Match betting – West Ham 19/5, draw 3/1, Manchester United 3/4).
Solskjaer is confident his team have the resilience to come back from their midweek loss.
“No matter if you win or lose there is always a new challenge and this time we have to bounce back,” said the Norwegian.
“You can see the boys coming in today and there’s a focus to them. I know the performance is going to be a good one with the right attitude and right approach.”
Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur take on Chelsea (Match betting – Tottenham 9/2, draw 5/2, Chelsea 4/5) in what should be another fierce London derby.
The Blues, boosted by the arrival of Romelu Lukaku (5/2 – Premier League top scorer), beat Zenit St Petersburg in their midweek Champions League return, thanks to the Belgian’s second-half header.
Meanwhile, Spurs began their maiden Europa Conference League appearance on Thursday with a 2-2 draw at French side Rennes.
They will seek to recover from last weekend’s 3-0 humbling at the hands of Crystal Palace, which followed three straight wins at the start of the season.
Finally, Leicester City travel to in-form Brighton & Hove Albion (Match betting – Brighton 9/5, draw 9/4, Leicester 9/5), with the hosts looking to make it four wins from five.
Leicester were also in European action this week as they surrendered a two-goal lead against Napoli as they eventually drew 2-2.