London - Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera says his
side will be out for "revenge" when they welcome West Ham United back
to Old Trafford in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.
West Ham held Herrera and his team-mates to a 1-1 draw on
Sunday in a Premier League match that saw United manager Jose Mourinho sent to
the stands for angrily kicking a water bottle.
United have made their worst start to a league season since
1989, drawing their last four home games, and Herrera warned Slaven Bilic's
West Ham players to brace themselves for a backlash.
"It's positive that we are playing on Wednesday, when
we can get revenge. We can turn our luck in the next game in the EFL Cup,"
said the Spaniard, who won the FA Cup with United last season.
"It doesn't matter the competition, it doesn't matter
the game; we just want to win. We want to fight for everything and we want to
make our fans proud.
"West Ham are a good side -- it is not easy to stop
them creating chances. They have (Manuel) Lanzini, they have (Diafra) Sakho,
they have (Dimitri) Payet, they have (Michail) Antonio. They have very good
"But they just created two chances in the whole game.
We were the dominant team, so hopefully on Wednesday we can create as many
chances as we did (on Sunday) and normally we should win."
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United will be without midfielders Paul Pogba and Marouane
Fellaini through suspension.
Having started on the bench against West Ham on Sunday,
captain Wayne Rooney will hope to return to the starting XI as he chases a
record-equalling 249th United goal.
Arsenal will have a spring in their step ahead of their home
game with Southampton, also on Wednesday, after ending a run of three
successive draws by beating Bournemouth 3-1 on Sunday.
But Southampton were also bolstered by a positive weekend
result, having consigned former manager Ronald Koeman to a 1-0 defeat on his
return to St Mary's with Everton.
- Klopp wary of Leeds -
"I felt it played a little bit on the confidence of the
team when you do not win for three games," admitted Arsenal manager Arsene
Wenger, who has never lifted the League Cup.
"Suddenly, there's questions. 'Why do we not win?' And
the fluency goes a bit. These three points (against Bournemouth) will help
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has pledged not to take
unnecessary risks with his team selection for Tuesday's game at home to
second-tier Leeds United.
Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho is out with suspected
ankle ligament damage, while Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana
are also sidelined.
Klopp made 11 changes for Liverpool's win over Tottenham
Hotspur in the fourth round, but the only change he would confirm was Simon
Mignolet replacing Loris Karius in goal.
"It is about having a line-up which can stand the
intensity of the game because Leeds are in a really good moment," said
Klopp, whose side lost on penalties to Manchester City in last season's final.
"They are a football-playing side and they will force us
into a lot of things. We need to work hard in these games so the players need
to be fit for this.
"We don't want to rest somebody who doesn't need a
rest. It is possible we make a few changes; it is possible we will play nearly
the same team."
Leeds, fifth in the second-tier Championship, overcame
Norwich City on penalties in the previous round and are the lowest-ranked team
left in the competition.
There could be an upset on the cards in Tuesday's other
fixture, where Premier League strugglers Hull City entertain Rafael Benitez's
Newcastle United, who are flying high at the Championship summit.
Fixtures (1945 GMT unless otherwise stated)
Hull v Newcastle, Liverpool v Leeds
Arsenal v Southampton, Man United v West Ham (2000 GMT)For
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