Pre-match press conference: Manuel Pellegrini v Manchester Utd

  • by Staff Writer
  • Friday, 20th September 2019

Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that he is close to having a fully fit squad available for this weekend's visit of Manchester United.

The manager revealed that only Winston Reid and Manuel Lanzini, who is set to face a late fitness test on Saturday, are doubtful for this Sunday's big Premier League meeting.

And he insisted that West Ham are ready to face what should prove to be their most difficult challenge since losing to current Premier League champions Manchester City on the opening day of the campaign.

"We know that we have a very strong team in front of us," he said.

"We have a good test against Manchester United and we will try to beat them. The only way we can finish in the top six of the table is if we demonstrate that we are able to do it in every game."

Meanwhile Pellegrini ruled out the suggestion that there might be added incentive for him to beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team, given his position as a former manager of their closest rivals.

"I don't have any problem with Manchester United," he said. "They may have been a major rival when I was at Manchester City, but not now."

You may watch with Pellegrini's full press conference below.




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