What does Moyes think of United’s injury situation?

Friday 12 March 2021 16:06

West Ham United manager David Moyes says he knows Manchester United will field a very strong side on Sunday, despite the Reds’ extensive injury list at present.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be without attackers Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani for the Premier League clash at Old Trafford, while David De Gea, Phil Jones, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek and Juan Mata also look set to miss out.

However, when speaking in Friday’s pre-match press conference, Moyes expressed his view that United will still select a side full of quality even with so many players unavailable.
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"It doesn't alter my thinking because of the qualities they've got and the players they can bring in,” the former United manager told reporters. 

“They do have the squad depth and the players who can cover for their losses. We know whoever we face, it's going to be a very hard game."

West Ham are flying this season and currently locked in a battle for the Champions League places. The Londoners are fifth in the table, at the time of writing, and a win from their game in hand would see them overtake Chelsea and move into the top-four spots.

Despite that, the Hammers have lost both of their previous meetings with United this season – once in the league and once in the Emirates FA Cup.
Moyes is hoping he can improve upon that record when West Ham make the journey north to the Theatre of Dreams at the weekend.

"We've played Man United twice this year already – both games we lost, but we went very close,” said Moyes.

"It would add to what we've already done this season if we could go to Old Trafford and pick up three points. It'd be an incredible achievement for us.

“We're in good form. The players are taking on all the games, we're winning and we're keeping that record going. If we could do it at Old Trafford, it'd be a big achievement.

“Manchester United have played well – they proved that against Manchester City. So it's a tough game for us.”