West Ham play host to Manchester United on Sunday, and Charlie Nicholas has backed Manuel Pellegrini’s side to beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men at the London Stadium, when writing his regular column for Sky Sports.

The Hammers head into the contest in fine form, having taken eight points from their opening five Premier League games. They sit in eighth spot in the table, four places adrift of Manchester United, although they have amassed the same amount of points.

West Ham seem to be a totally different side this season. Pellegrini spent big in the summer. And the Red Devils will undoubtedly be in for a tough afternoon in east London on Sunday.

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Manuel Pellegrini (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

A win for either side would most likely see them finish the weekend inside the top four. The Hammers will really fancy their chances. They beat United 3-1 at the London Stadium last season. And Pellegrini’s men will be desperate to repeat that feat.

Charlie Nicholas believes West Ham will take the spoils against United.

He told Sky Sports:


“West Ham always have an angle of anger when Manchester United come. West Ham are a strong side and their midfield is physical. I do not see a style with Man Utd and West Ham are capable of beating them here.”

Prediction: 2-1

It does seem to be a bold prediction by the Sky Sports pundit. On their day, however, Pellegrini’s side can beat anybody.

West Ham fans will be confident in their side’s chances.

And if Nicholas is correct, it could end up being a memorable day for the Hammers faithful.

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