Raimond as, of course, on the subs' bench when West Ham beat Manchester United in the FA Cup two years ago and he says:
"I remember that game - it belonged to Mr. Paolo Di Canio!"
West Ham have, in fact, won their last two away cup trips against Manchester United - the previous one being in 1986 - but Raimond warns:
"They have just got a good win over Blackburn so they are in a very good mood.
"Manchester United is always difficult and after Wednesday we have to do a lot of things, but it is the FA Cup and you never know.
"It is absolutely correct to say professionals hate losing so in that perspective it is a terrible situation at the moment.
"It doesn't matter when you win, but for us it is important now - though it will be hard."
As for recent additions to the squad, Raimond adds:
"It is always good to have good players in your squad so it will help a lot but up to the manager."