LONDON: West Ham boss David Moyes will return to Manchester United early Monday morning with his reputation already restored after a long hiatus following a nightmare at Old Trafford.
Moyes now sees West Ham excel in the Premier League and winning at the old club will provide the best tonic to qualify for the Champions League through the top four.
Fifth -ranked in the league, the Hammers have already won four of their last six league games, closing the gap to just two points ahead of fourth -placed Chelsea and six points behind United.
“If we can go to Old Trafford and take three points, it’s an amazing achievement for us,” Moyes said.
“We’ve been through a very good period since the start of the season. We’re at our best, the players have been through all the games well and we want to continue that record.”
Last year, Moyes struggled to steer West Ham out of the relegation zone after taking over at the north London club in December 2019.
Moyes changed the squad through a number of new players including Czech Republic players Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal, winger Jarrod Bowen and most recently Jesse Lingard on loan from Manchester United.
Lingard could not be brought down against United but Moyes was able to revive the midfielder’s career as well as improve Declan Rice’s game.
He seems to be rediscovering the old touches that were once proven when making a name at Everton.
When Moyes was appointed manager at United in 2013, the Scottish operator was labeled to emerge as the most shining young manager in the Premier League after 11 years at Goodison Park.
Although he was unable to award any championships, he helped Everton into the top four in 2005 and consistently placed the club in the best position with limited financial resources.