Manuel Pellegrini was 66 this week, so it's highly appropriate that he should want to celebrate his 50th match in charge of West Ham United in the right way on Sunday.
It's fair to say that West Ham have been particularly hard done by during matches against Manchester United over the years.
West Ham's best four-game start to a league season for seven years, a big new contract for our star midfielder, the club's record signing on fire and only beaten so far by one of the world's best half dozen teams.
For a period of 12 years, I was fortunate enough to enjoy widespread access to media events at West Ham United.
New season, new signings, fresh ambitions. West Ham United begin the 2019/20 season with a 5-0 home defeat to reigning Champions Manchester City. The natural order is restored. But what went wrong?
Earlier this week West Ham United were drawn away to Newport County in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
West Ham United supporters Danny and Nicky Cowley continue to make waves at Lincoln City, the club they joined three years ago having previously impressed whilst managers of various Essex-based non-league clubs.
So now we have it. Sane, intelligent football fans donít want VAR even though it is getting decisions right.
West Ham United captain Mark Noble says it is a humbling experience to be hero-worshipped by some of the clubís foreign fans.
West Ham United's 5-0 defeat at home to Manchester City on Saturday was not the first time the Irons have suffered a miserable defeat on the opening day of the season.