Manchester United and West Ham are the last clubs to get their Premier League campaigns underway when they face off at Old Trafford to wrap up Sunday's action. Follow live here.

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Manchester United and West Ham United are the last clubs to get their Premier League campaigns underway when they face off at Old Trafford to wrap up Sunday’s action.

The hosts will hope to hand home debuts to summer signings Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof for the visit of the Hammers who could boast former Red Devil Javier Hernandez in their line-up.

Follow all the action from the 4pm kick-off along with DANIEL MATTHEWS for Sportsmail…

56min: Goal… no ruled out!

United have the ball in the net again but it’s ruled out for offside.

Again it’s Matic who sets it off, by winning the ball high up the pitch.

He feeds Rashford, who exchanges passes with Mata in the box before sliding it across for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to score.

But the England international had strayed offside in the build-up. Let off for the Hammers.

52min: GOAL! Lukaku nets his second!

What a start to life at Old Trafford for Romelu Lukaku.

If Paul Pogba struggled in his early days at United, Lukaku is hitting the ground running.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan floats in a delightful free kick and the No 9 rises unchallenged to glance a header into the bottom corner.

It was a good header but it’s poor defensively from the visitors, who left the dangerman virtually unmarked. It’s these kind of games that United were drawing last season and the kind supporters hoped Lukaku would dominate. So far, so good.

51min: Yellow card for Zabaleta

That’s the foul of a veteran.

United again look to hit West Ham on the break and again Rashford is set free down the left.

He runs at Zabaleta, who is happy to take the foul outside the box, rather than let the young forward run at goal.


48min: It’s been a quiet start to the second period as West Ham try to build some momentum and launch a come back.

When it comes, the first chance falls to United as Marcus Rashford is set free in the inside-left channel. His first touch is good and he attempts to open up his body and curl it into the far corner.

But his finish is wayward and West Ham remain only a goal down.

We’re back underway

The second half is underway and West Ham have an immediate opportunity to level things up but Arnautovic’s free-kick is dealt with.

No changes from either side.

From one No 9 to another…

Get in…. the big man & new no9 @RomeluLukaku9 🔥⚽️ #MUFC

— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) August 13, 2017


United head into the break in front.

But only just. Moments before the half-time whistle, Ayew finds Noble in the box who lays it off for Fernandes. The midfielder shoots hard but straight at De Gea from the edge of the box.

It’s a let off for United, who have grown into this game. Matic has been immense.

With the big price tag on his back, it’s also been the perfect start for Lukaku, while the likes of Pogba and Rashford have shown in fits and bursts why United fans head into this season optimistic.

West Ham have done well in patches but they’ve been pegged back in their half for too long, preventing them from building any concerted pressure.


44min: Both managers would probably take the half-time whistle right now.

West Ham can’t afford to let United double their lead, while United need to consolidate their lead, something they so often failed to do last year.


Here’s one to encourage you Hammers fans…

Jose Mourinho has NEVER lost a home league game on a Sunday.


40min: That goal seems to have put some fire in the visitors’ belly.

They’re giving this a good go now.

They have yet to trouble De Gea but Arnautovic puts in a brilliant excellent cross that looks threatening but is well dealt with.


37min: West Ham look for an immediate response through Mark Noble.

The central midfielder fires a speculative effort from distance that is well-struck but flies over De Gea’s bar.

United force a corner at the other end and Valencia’s effort is blocked.

33min: GOAL! Man United (Lukaku)

That’s football.

West Ham were enjoying their best spell for some time but one mistake and their behind.

Obiang is caught in midfield by Matic and United break. Rashford runs at the West Ham back four before sliding in Lukaku who fires left foot past Hart and into the net, via the post.

Lift off for Lukaku!


30min: Some respite for the Hammers following some sustained United pressure.

Arthur Masuaku runs down the left and is brought down by Pogba. Arnautovic wastes the free-kick, however, as he fails to beat the first man.


Juan Mata again!

Again the Spain international makes a clever run in behind on the left-hand channel. He is found by a delightful reverse ball from Pogba.

Mata squares the ball towards Lukaku, with the goal gaping. But Ogbonna does well to intervene.

From the resulting couple of corners, Hart comes flying off his line to beat Lukaku to the ball and clear the danger.

26min: Matic starts brightly

It’s been an encouraging start from Nemanja Matic. The Serbian is controlling United’s midfield and seeing a lot of the ball.

Further forward Rashford turns one way then the other but is forced to settle for a corner.


24min: Arnautovic hits the post but he is flagged offside.

Having come off his wing, the Austria international latched onto a loose ball in behind but he had gone a little too early and it wouldn’t have counted had he beaten De Gea.


Romelu Lukaku has a better record against West Ham than any other Premier League side.

The Belgium international has scored nine goals in 12 appearances against the Hammers.

He nearly improved that record here.


20min: It’s West Ham’s turn to attack now.

Mark Noble dinks a cheeky ball in behind to Hernandez, who had peeled off the back of the United defence.

His scuffed cross is in towards Ayew but United clear.

18min: Chance Lukaku!

Oh Romelu!

Joe Hart is called into action for the first time as a smart run from Mata sees him in behind the West Ham defence.

The angle is tight and Hart does well to block the shot. The ball falls to Mata again however and he slides the ball across goal towards Lukaku who has the goal gaping. But the striker, who is under pressure from West Ham bodies, could not turn it goalwards and the visitors escape.

Lukaku wants a penalty but nothing doing.


15min: Likewise, I doubt Mark Arnautovic dreamed of making tackles near his own byline when he signed for West Ham.

But that’s what he’s had to do here as his side struggle to get a foothold.

United have yet to create a meaningful chance. West Ham have struggled to touch the ball.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan fires a shot at goal


13min: Javier Hernandez won’t enjoy his Old Trafford return if it carries on in this vein.

The Mexican is isolated and rarely getting out of his own half. United are pinning West Ham back. Chicharito is chasing shadows.

Meanwhile…away from Old Trafford

Oh my god someone in this pub has a United shirt with 96 and 'Tupac is alive' on the back.

— Oli (@Oli_Row) August 13, 2017


11min: United enjoying a good spell of possession here but they have yet to create a clear chance. Lukaku does well to rise about Lukaku and nod the ball down into a dangerous area but no one in a United shirt was following in to take advantage.


‘City reject’ is the home fan’s lovely greeting to Joe Hart as he protects the goal at the Stretford End.


7min: Good game this.

Zabaleta makes a good run into United territory but he can’t find a team-mate and the hosts look to break.

Romelu Lukaku brings it forward down the left and earns a corner. Eric Bailly flicks it into a dangerous area but no one is on the end of it.


4min: Not very clever that from Antonio Valencia.

The United captain fouls Arnautovic and while he complains to the referee, West Ham take the free-kick quickly and set the Hammers’ record-signing free down the left. He has Chicharito in the box but instead picks out Fernandes on the edge of the box. His shot is blocked, however.


2min: United look to start quickly but West Ham have enjoyed a good share of the ball in the opening couple of minutes.

As the clock passes two minutes Hernandez if flagged offside. He’s back!

Kick off!

We are underway at Old Trafford!

Here we go!

The two teams are in the tunnel.

Can Jose Mourinho’s side improve on last season’s record of only eight home wins.

West Ham will hope not.

West Ham blooding recruits

Marko Arnautovic is one of four new signings to start for West Ham today.

Pablo Zabaleta, Javier Hernandez and Joe Hart are also in Bilic’s XI.

Can they fit in instantly?

United’s new boys are on the pitch

Nemanja Matic warms up ahead of the West Ham clash

Romelu Lukaku is put through his paces at Old Trafford

The managers have spoken

Jose Mourinho: ‘Hopefully today we can keep giving good football and entertaining times… we have enough to go to this and every match to win’

Slaven Bilic: ‘We have to be solid, we can’t let them have the ball in behind us… they can have it in front of us…of course when we have the ball we have to frustrate them by keeping it.’

Hernandez makes Old Trafford return as warm ups get underway

West Ham United's Javier Hernandez looks on ahead of his return to his former club

West Ham United goalkeeper Joe Hart warms up prior to making his West Ham debut in goal

Victor Lindelof of Manchester United arrives having been dropped from the squad

Victor Lindelof dropped from the Manchester United squad

Victor Lindelof struggled in Manchester United’s defeat by real Madrid in the Super Cup and asa result does not even feature at Old Trafford.

Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Bailly, Blind, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lukaku.

Subs: Martial, Smalling, Lingard, Romero, Ander Herrera, Fellaini, Darmian.

West Ham: Hart, Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Noble, Obiang, Fernandes, Ayew, Arnautovic, Hernandez.

Subs: Cresswell, Fonte, Adrian, Sakho, Collins, Byram, Rice.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United arrives ahead of the Premier League match

West Ham United starting XI

Full debuts to Joe Hart, @pablo_zabaleta, Marko Arnautovic & @CH14_ 🙌

— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) August 13, 2017

Manchester United starting XI

Our first @PremierLeague starting XI of the season…

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 13, 2017

Supporters are starting to arrive at Old Trafford

Banners with Jose Mourinho's face on were seen outside the ground at Old Trafford

Fans arriving at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Man Utd and West Ham

The Trinity Statue looks at the stadium ahead of the Premier League opener

Last but not least…

It’s the final opening match of the Premier League weekend, and it’s set to be a cracker as Manchester United take on West Ham United.

With new faces and returning stars, welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of all the events from Old Trafford.

A merchandise seller stands with a Romelu Lukaku scarf prior to the match at Old Trafford


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