Moyes reckons Mikey has the key to unlock Man U


David Moyes is looking towards Mikey Antonio as a match winner on Sunday evening.

Manchester United arrive at the London Stadium having been beaten by Brighton and hove Albion in their last game and the Hammers manager is hoping our No 9 can again produce the great recent form

The Hammers are looking for the win that would lift them further clear of the Premier League’s bottom three, although Moyes knows his team will have to perform at their best if they are to claim a result against the Red Devils.

Having lost narrowly at Old Trafford twice this term in league and FA Cup, the manager is determined to go better this time.

And he will need the 32 year old Mikey to be at his best as he has been over recent excursions if we are to gain a point or three which would probably be enough to end relegation fears.

Commenting in his pre-match presser he said: “If Michail Antonio keeps in the form he’s been in for the last month or so then it’ll give us every chance.

He’s getting goals, he’s been harder to play against and he’s been leading the line much better than he has done.

I hope he can keep his because form up because we’re at a time of the season where you’re getting into the big games.”

And he added: “We’re very confident that we can stay in the Premier League.

If we play to our best we’ll give any team a really good game, so I’m hoping that we play to our best and if we do we’ll certainly get the extra points that we probably need to do at this present time.”

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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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