Last Updated: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:47
Sam Allardyce has challenged his team to bounce back from the defeat at Tottenham by claiming the prize scalp of Manchester Utd.
The Hammers put in arguably their worst performance of the season at the weekend when they were outclassed by Spurs, who ran out 3-1 winners at White Hart Lane.
On Wednesday night West Ham face an even harder test when they travel to Old Trafford - where they have won three of their last 21 visits - in the second of a difficult run of fixtures.
But Allardyce was encouraged by recent performances when his team were underdogs and he hopes his men can pull off a shock result in his home county of Lancashire.
"The team did brilliantly when we drew against Manchester City and beat Newcastle so let's see if they can do it against Manchester United, Chelsea, West Brom or Liverpool," Allardyce said.
"There is no real pressure on the lads. It's a match they will enjoy. It's a game they will have dreamed about since they were kids. If we give a good account of ourselves then hopefully it will be good enough to get us something from the game."
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