Cole out until end of January

West Ham will be without England pair Carlton Cole and Matthew Upson for tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League home match against Manchester United at Upton Park.

Striker Cole is set to be out until the end of January with a knee ligament injury sustained in the Hammers’ 5-3 win against Burnley last weekend, while centre-back Upson has not fully recovered from a hamstring strain.

Switzerland midfielder Valon Behrami is missing with a knee injury while a muscle strain sidelines Luis Jimenez.

Alessandro Diamanti is back from a hip complaint and is in contention.

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