Gary Neville states his prediction for West Ham v Man United

Gary Neville looks ahead to Man United's trip to West Ham United on Sunday

Gary Neville
Gary Neville (Photo: Sky Sports)

Gary Neville says that winning at West Ham United on Sunday would be a huge achievement for Manchester United.

The Red Devils have made something of a mixed start to the new campaign under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Manchester United having only won two of their opening five games.

Solskjaer is settling into life at Old Trafford after having been appointed as the club’s new permanent manager back in March and having the chance to make three major signings in the summer.

The Red Devils are aiming to try and break back into the top four this season and seal Champions League qualification after they finished sixth and without a trophy last term.

Manchester United legend Neville has now talked up the importance of the Red Devils claiming a positive result at the London Stadium this weekend.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: “You look at this West Ham team and it goes back to the time of when they had the likes of Paolo Di Canio and players who you knew would step up to the big games.

“You look at Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini and Sebastien Haller and you can feel that the atmosphere will be hostile for Man United on Sunday.

“The reason those players are at West Ham is because they have quality, but they can’t play at the highest level. However, they can play in those one-off games – they can play in moments in matches, and that makes West Ham really dangerous against Man United.

“If you shake this Man United team, you rattle it and cause it a problem, it can wilt a little bit.

“It’s not quite robust enough yet to come through the really difficult moments. It will be interesting to see if Man United can cause West Ham those difficult moments on Sunday.

“It is another potentially risky game and you can drop points if you’re not particularly at it. To get through it would be huge for Man United.

“Ole is very young at the club and the team doesn’t look fully developed by any stretch of the imagination, but Sunday is a big game to continue what they have done for the last week.”

Manchester United signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James and Harry Maguire in the summer transfer window.

They got their European campaign off to a solid start on Thursday night when they claimed a 1-0 win over FC Astana in front of their home fans at Old Trafford in their Europa League opener.

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