A video posted by the Hammers media team shows a trio of West Ham fitness doubts in full training ahead of the Man United clash.
David Moyes brings his high-flying West Ham side to face former club Manchester United on Saturday afternoon as the battle for the top four intensifies.
Fourth-placed West Ham’s 3-2 home defeat to Leeds last time out has opened the door for Man United to leapfrog them with a win.
West Ham had some doubts over the involvement of trio Tomas Soucek, Kurt Zouma and possibly even striker Michail Antonio for the match at Man United.
Moyes admitted in his pre-match press conference that Soucek – available again after contracting Covid – would need to be assessed to see if he was ready to play given the toll the illness can take (whufc.com).
Zouma, who also recently had Covid, has returned to training after six weeks out.
But it was unclear whether he would be available for match action just yet.
And there had been some speculation in the week that Antonio had been playing on through a hamstring strain in the defeat to Leeds and made have aggravated the injury.
Video shows trio of West Ham fitness doubts in full training ahead of Man United
But there appears to have been another big boost for West Ham with the club posting a video showing the trio of supposed fitness doubts in full training ahead of the Man United clash.
The video shows Zouma, Antonio and Soucek all being put through their paces ahead of the big game with the caption ‘Work, work, work’.
Whether all three start is another matter entirely.
Given the length of Zouma’s absence he may have to wait until after the winter break for his return to the starting XI.
As the club’s only striker supporters will be desperate for Antonio to start.
And West Ham have missed Soucek in the last two games with Declan Rice being required to do a lot more covering work against Norwich and the holes at the back there for all to see against Leeds.