David Moyes questions Paul Pogba's influence at Manchester United

Ruben Hill
August 12, 2017

United are, however, aware of the need to push themselves back into Premier League contention, with Pogba setting the lofty target of challenging on all fronts in 2017-18.

"We are Manchester United and we want to get back to being the big Manchester United". "I think that over the years Manchester United have had players like (Eric) Cantona, even Ryan Giggs, people who are special players". I'm looking forward to try to show that happiness and confidence on the pitch. A good season for me?

Nevertheless, West Ham travel to the North West in the knowledge that they picked up valuable draws on each of their last two league visits to the Theatre of Dreams, and Dear refused to rule out a Hammers victory: "Paolo Di Canio and Carlos Tevez have both scored winning goals for West Ham at United in recent years, he continued". They will go into this game in fairly high spirits, with a rounded pre-season tour under their belt where they won six out of seven games and a valiant defeat in the UEFA Super Cup against the best club side in the world.

"He's settled in the team like he was there for the whole of pre-season".

There have been three new arrivals at United so far this summer, including Pogba's friend Romelu Lukaku who made a £90m move from Everton, and the Frenchman is backing the players to succeed. Scoring goals, that's what we were expecting. We're happy. Victor, too, you can see his quality straight away.

"We [Lukaku and Pogba] talked about it last season, wondering if one day we would play together and it's happened this season so I'm very happy".

FORMER West Ham United striker, Brian Dear, believes the Hammers have a huge task on their hands when they open their Premier League campaign at Manchester United on Sunday.

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