Lanzini ready to showcase his talents at Old Trafford

Manuel Lanzini believes his team-mates should draw inspiration from playing at Old Trafford on Sunday and hopes they can get their season back on track with another famous win against Manchester United.

Few could forget Winston Reid's dramatic late winner in the final ever game at the Boleyn Ground back in May and the Hammers would settle for a similar outcome as they look to move clear of the bottom three.

The West Ham players are determined to make amends for the heartbreaking defeat against Tottenham last weekend and show they have the quality to challenge in the top half of the table.

Despite the disappointing result at White Hart Lane, Lanzini certainly impressed while filling in for the suspended Mark Noble, and the Argentinian capped off a fine performance with a coolly taken penalty – his third strike of the campaign.

Now, with attention turning to tackling Jose Mourinho’s United, the Argentine midfielder is under no illusions about the task in hand, but rather than be overawed by the occasion, Lanzini, dubbed ‘The Jewel’, insists he and his teammates should be looking forward to Sunday’s showdown.

Lanzini said: “It will be a very difficult game, Manchester United are a big team, so we know it will be difficult but we are confident that the result is going to be positive.

“There are a lot of difficult grounds to go to – Old Trafford is definitely one of the more mystical places to go to. It is world famous, it can be challenging but also inspiring, it is up to us.

“I am really looking forward to the game, as a player you always want to play against the biggest teams and test yourself – our game on Sunday is definitely one of those games.”

Another reason why the Hammers have every reason to feel confident is the fact they took an impressive four points against Manchester United in last season’s league fixtures.

However, Lanzini is well aware of the dangers that a somewhat resurgent United pose.

In particular, the Argentine continued to highlight an area that the Hammers will have to focus on: “It is very important that we cut the supply between Pogba, Mata and Rooney, we need to do that well, then concentrate on our own objectives of playing well and trying to win.

“The most important thing is to get points. Once the wins start coming in, we can concentrate on league positions and aiming specific targets.”