David Moyes and the Hammers squad have forgotten all about Liverpool on Wednesday evening and the disaster that was Anfield.

After two five goal hammerings against Fulham and Liverpool with a 3-0 win over Wolves in between times it’s time to send the fans off for the festivities with three points over  Manchester United.

Hammers have forgotten all about Liverpool

 Moyes needs to see his former team beaten for the perfect Christmas present at a time of the year when history has shown that anything is possible.

The Mancs arrive on the back of a 0-0 draw against Liverpool which was seen as something of a landmark result for them after a mediocre season by their standards.

Victory would take us above them in the league and the squad has been at Rush Green to ensure it happens after the Wednesday debacle.

Moyes is eyeing back-to-back league successes for his side and he answered questions on Erik ten Hag’s side at he pre match presser.

He said: “Mentally it’s a big ask again for the players, but we’ll be up for the game and ready to play. Hopefully we’ll put in a good performance.

It’s a completely different competition. We’re just off the back of a really good league win against Wolves when we won 3-0 at home.

Our form has been pretty good so we want to keep that up and we’ll try to do that against Manchester United. There’s no time to dwell on Wednesday, not at all, and we won’t.

We’re in a good position in the league. We’re in Europe, we’ve qualified top of the group again this year, so we’ll move onto the next game and put the other one away now.

David Moyes on the training pitch

When it was Sir Alex’s teams it was incredibly difficult to win any games and the games at Old Trafford were amazing with the crowds and atmospheres.

I’m hoping we can give them as good a game as we did last year, and if we can win it would keep us in a really strong league position. We’ll keep trying to do that.

I don’t want to make too much comment about Manchester United, but I hope they give the manager time to get everything in place that he wants to do, and give him every opportunity to be successful.

It’s a great football club, with great players and great traditions. There are so many good things about it, and obviously the supporters there will be looking for something a little bit more.

I’ll obviously expect them to give you a really tough game. I can’t speak about Manchester United, all I can say is they’ve got really good players and I hope we don’t catch them on a good day.

David Moyes shakes hands with Erik ten Hag

It says a lot about where we are at the moment and what we’re doing that you’re talking about West Ham as direct rivals to Manchester United.

We’re fighting hard to stick with the top teams if we can. If we win it could get us into the top six or seven at the weekend, we’re just outside at the moment.

We want to keep that going, we want to keep pushing hard in the league and we want to try to get European football for a fourth year in a row if possible. Manchester United at home, we have to try and use our home form to get something out of the game.

Updating the injury situation he added: “Cresswell was sick before we went up, but he improved a little bit and we took him up with us.

Nayef Aguerd, I’ve seen today. He’s looking a bit better but I don’t know if he’s completely better.  Even after the game last night we had a few players again feeling unwell, so they’ll need to be monitored over the next couple of days.

Michail Antonio is improving [with his knee injury]. He’s on the grass, he’s doing some running. He’s improving and getting closer.”