The 3 key battles West Ham must win to beat Manchester United

Aaron Cresswell v Antonio Valencia

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Cresswell was superb last weekend against Spurs and kept Kyle Walker out of the game for large portions. The 3-4-3 the Hammers have been using has been of huge benefit to him more than most and he’ll be looking to do the job on Valencia here. The South American likes to fly forward himself so if Cresswell can peg him back in his slightly more advanced role the Hammers will have great footings on which to build.