Merson calls it for the Irons


Paul-Merson-on-Sky-SportsPaul Merson has unhesitatingly backed the Irons to beat Manchester United on Sunday.

Writing in his predictions blog he hands the Hammers a 2-1 win and still doesn’t over-fancy United as a team.

He said: “It’s a hard place to go. Even though the Hammers were poor at Liverpool last week, I think they have got a really good chance of winning this game.

“Van Gaal is a good talker, that’s why he’s not getting a hard time, and to be fair they’re in the top four. That’s what they were looking for this season, a bit of stability – but this game is not a foregone conclusion.”

West Ham are currently eighth in the top flight and could do with a victory to climb back towards the Champions League places.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • rads45 says:

    Merse clearly wrote this before BFS gave his inspiring press conference today telling everyone we cant try to be too ambitious on sunday.There again Sam is the man who said we tried too hard to score a second goal against WBA when 1-0 up & playing at home.With that mentality how the hell can we ever achieve anything as a club 😉

  • orbearider66 says:

    Isn’t it about time for Sam to get his knee replaced?

  • canchaz says:

    It seems incredible that several sites are actually posing the question as whether Sakho will play Sunday, one actually headlines their article”Are we in for a treat on Sunday.”
    That there should be a question about Sakho starting is absolutely mind boggling but a clear indication of Sam’s determination to re-establish his one striker hoofball style, no matter what anyone says or how many times it costs us results

    • tony says:

      Sakho may miss out now Carlton is back and ready to fire. If Nolan can dominate the midfield and put Rooney in his pocket we will have no problems :):)

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