Paul: Boys Up For It

Paul Goddard says that the players are relishing the challenge of taking on Manchester United on their own patch.

"Training has been excellent and the players are all looking forward to it - we want to do a job and try to pick up some points," he says.

West Ham will try and make it two league victories on the trot at Old Trafford, and Paul adds: "It was a fantastic win last year and it will take a special performance to get a result like that again - there is no reason why we can't.

"We have defended really well in the last few games."

Looking at the opposition, and the fact that not a few observers were writing them off not so long ago, he adds: "They have good players everywhere and against Arsenal last week they were exceptional.

"I think everyone just saw that Arsenal had a bit of hunger about them earlier in the season but when they were faced with things that went against them the players that came in really responded.

"It is never easy up there but it is a fantastic challenge and one any professional footballer wants to meet head to head."

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