West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini should consider ringing the changes from the side beaten against Chelsea on Monday if he wants to pick up a surprise result against Manchester United this weekend.

The Hammers travel to Old Trafford looking to pick their first win in three games, their last three points coming in the dramatic 4-3 victory over Huddersfield.

Having been beaten by the Blues, the Irons come up against another side chasing a top four finish this week and as such will be ranked as underdogs to secure victory – but a couple of changes could make all the difference.

Pellegrini should axe Mexico and Italy internationals Javier Hernandez and Angelo Ogbonna after struggling to make the desired impact at their respective ends of the pitch, with Robert Snodgrass and 22-year-old Issa Diop returning to the starting XI.

Other than those two changes there are no other glaring problems for the manager to address, with the options at his disposal limited due to injury.

What difference will it make?

Bringing Snodgrass into the side will offer the Hammers experience and guile, with the Scottish international’s never-give-up attitude and tremendous stamina and work ethic.

He might not be the flashiest of players but he does offer quality out wide, with a dangerous cross which can cause havoc if attacked by his teammates.

As for Diop, he looked to be one of the signings of the season earlier on in the campaign but injuries have kept him on the sidelines.

With Ogbonna having struggled against Chelsea, it looks like the right time to bring the summer signing back to form his partnership with Fabian Balbuena. The Hammers faithful will be hoping they are less leaky than they have been in recent weeks.

What about the rest of the Hammers?

Snodgrass’ return to the starting XI should see Marko Arnautovic revert to his centre forward role and there will be hopes he can finally find his goal scoring touch after a dire run of form.

The midfield is well marshalled by Declan Rice and Mark Noble, Manuel Lanzini offering the creative spark up ahead of them, while Pellegrini does not have too many options to change things in defence.

Arthur Masuaku is not troubling Aaron Cresswell while Ryan Fredericks looks to have cemented his place as first choice on the right hand side.