West Ham Boss Not Daunted By Manchester United Test

David Moyes, West Ham. (Photo by CLIVE ROSE/AFP via Getty Images)
David Moyes, West Ham. (Photo by CLIVE ROSE/AFP via Getty Images) /

West Ham are about to resume their FA Cup campaign against Manchester United on Tuesday night. David Moyes, however, is not daunted by the challenge of playing the Red Devils and is actually “looking forward” to the match,

"“I’m looking forward to the Cup game. It’s obviously a tough draw for us, and often in the Cup you need to get good draws as well, but to get to the Final, you’re going to have to win some big games. We’re up against a pretty much in-form side.”Moyes on the FA Cup match against United."

Despite United showing a significant improvement over the last few months, Moyes is not feeling nervous about playing against one of the countries top teams. The Hammers have proven to be a tough opponent for the top teams in the League.

Moyes’ West Ham side disappointed in their Premier League fixture against Fulham on the weekend. The Hammers have been very impressive all season but seemed to suffer from burnout during the match with the Cottagers.

West Ham manager David Moyes is targeting a win against Manchester United to take his team into the next round of the FA Cup.

The East London outfit has earned good results against Leicester City, Manchester City and Tottenham. The Hammers were also competitive in their other matches against Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool. Moyes believes that his side has “competed quite well” against the League’s top teams.

"“Overall I think we’ve competed quite well against the top teams. We’ve got a bit to go to be at that level, and that can take a long time. I hope we’ll give them a very good game. The FA Cup has always caused upsets, so we’ve got to try and do that this time.”Moyes on Manchester United"

Michail Antonio, West Ham.
Michail Antonio, West Ham. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

The Hammers may have to take on the Red Devils without Michail Antonio as he was substituted against Fulham. The striker looked to be holding his hamstring as he left the pitch. This would be a big worry for the club as he is the only senior striker in the squad.

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Andriy Yarmolenko could be given a chance to fulfil the striker role if Antonio is absent. The Ukrainian plays in a similar position for his national team. One player that will miss out is Jesse Lingard who is cup-tied after he played for United in an earlier round before his loan move to West Ham.