The Hammers received a boost tonight when it was revealed that Manchester United winger Nani has joined a growing Old Trafford injury list.

United manager David Moyes confirmed he would miss tomorrow’s game when he said: “Nani has a hamstring injury which is a little bit worse than we thought,” said Moyes.

He joins  Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick as absentees with Wayne Rooney another major doubt as he battles a groin strain .

Moyes said: “He has a chance. We will see how he is tomorrow.”

Should he miss the match, Moyes will turn to Ashley Young and  Danny Welbeck.

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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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