On Sunday evening at the rather odd time of 7.00pm we host Manchester United at the Olympic Stadium.
The bad news: Manchester United have not lost to the Irons in the Premier League since September 2019, winning seven of their last eight games against the Hammers in all competitions.
The good news: Manchester United have lost seven times on their travels in England’s top flight during the 2022-23 campaign, including at Brighton & Hove Albion on Thursday. Also Raphael Varane is out injured, as is Lisandro Martinez, you can even include Phil Jones on that list, and with Harry Maguire out of favour – it leaves Manchester United short in central defence.
And Luke Shaw has been pushed inside to partner Victor Lindelof in a makeshift backline, one that does not exactly exude confidence. But perhaps it is something we can exploit.
As we all know this is the start of our final four league games run in, and despite the welcome distraction of the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League, West Ham cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball in the league, though, as defeats in their next two would put immense pressure on us heading into games against Leeds and Leicester, who are also both battling to avoid being relegated to the Championship.
Worryingly, Moyes’s side have only picked up 22 points from their 17 home league games this season.
But if we can emulate our first half performance against Manchester City a few days ago and with the return of our three sick- notes, I feel reasonably confident