West Ham have been hit by a crushing triple injury blow ahead of Europe and Man United confirms manager David Moyes.
The Hammers welcome Danish side Silkeborg to the London Stadium on Thursday night in the Europa Conference League before a trip to Moyes’ old club Manchester United on Sunday.
After a perfect four wins from four in Europe so far this season, West Ham need just a point against Silkeborg to win the group and advance straight to the last 16 in March.
A trip to a fast-improving Man United then awaits in the Premier League on Sunday as West Ham sit within striking distance of the Red Devils and the European spots following the victory over Bournemouth on Monday night.
West Ham have been missing key players such as record signing Lucas Paqueta, star defender Craig Dawson and £17.5m summer signing Maxwel Cornet of late.
There had been hopes all three would be available if not for Silkeborg then certainly for Sunday afternoon’s clash with Man United.
But West Ham have been hit by a crushing triple injury blow ahead of Europe and Man United confirms Hammers boss Moyes.
Because the former Manchester United manager has revealed that Paqueta, Dawson and Cornet are all still struggling with their injuries.
Moyes says Cornet has suffered a setback after a calf injury, that Dawson is still recovering and not fit yet while Paqueta is also very much touch and go with his collarbone injury.
“Cornet has had a setback,” Moyes revealed in his pre-Silkeborg presser (Football.London).
“Daws is improving but not fit and Paqueta is not available because of his collarbone because of something there.
“Hopefully they are not too far away. Really touch and go for Sunday (against Manchester United).”
Moyes also confirmed that £30m summer signing Nayef Aguerd, who is making his way back from a serious ankle injury sustained in pre-season, will also not be considered for the Man United clash.
The news will come as a massive boost to Erik ten Hag and his Man United stars, who will not have been unduly worried by what they saw when tuning in to watch West Ham’s drab 2-0 win over the Cherries on Monday night.