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Sky Sports News reporter Gary Cotterill expects the Hammers to beat Manchester United on Sunday.

Sky Sports News reporter Gary Cotterill is a big fan of the Hammers this season and relishes the chance to interview Slaven Bilic at the pre-match press conference. He has no doubts that Dimiti Payet has been one of the signings of the season and expects West Ham to get a positive result against Manchester United on Sunday.

I think West Ham will win on Sunday. United are playing like a team where they know that changes are going to be made during the summer.

It does a lot of damage to your morale when you are beaten by your biggest rival following their defeat against Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday night and playing so badly.

I suppose there is an argument that they will be licking their wounds and will want some revenge, but you have got to be good enough to get that revenge and West Ham's away form has been impressive.

They have already been to Old Trafford this season and done a good job before and I am sure West Ham fans would settle for another 0-0 draw and bring them back to the Boleyn Ground.

I am big fan of Slaven Bilic. He is just a nice man and he impresses me every time I come to interview him.

You get a straight answer to any type of question and when you get someone like him who is honest, it is very refreshing.

Even away from the press conferences you can see that he is down to earth and is very passionate about what he does.

All the headlines have been about Dimitri Payet this season and rightly so as he has been magnificent.

When West Ham first went for him a lot of people didn't know too much about him. But I can remember seeing him during the pre-season and I was doing some updates from the game and I looked at my cameraman and thought wow he is a player.

From what I was told no-one else really went for him and West Ham pulled out all the stops to get him and they are now getting their just rewards.

I think he should be the Player of the Year because of what he cost, how well he has done and the way he wasted no time settling into the Premier League.

If the Club do get into the Champions League which I think they will, a large part of that will be down to him.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of West Ham United