Nigerian forwards, Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike will be keen to have some playing time on Tuesday night as West Ham take host Manchester United in what will be a historic night for the West London team.
Moses and Emenike have not been so spectacular for the Hammers but with their respective loan spells winding down, the duo will be glad to exit on a high.
The Hammers would be seeking another win against the big boys of the Premier League with victories against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Southampton already in the bag. They are the giant killers of this season in the truest sense.
West Ham also would like to bounce back from their uncharacteristic defeat to Swansea at the weekend and secure their European dream for next season.
Away from the action on the pitch, this match also has a special significance in West Ham’s history as this is the last game they will play in their long-standing home at Upton Park (or Bowlen Ground as they call it). They are moving out to the newly built state of the art Olympic Stadium.
West Ham United will be without their main goalkeeper Adrian, who remains to be the only absentee from the team. He will be replaced by Darren Randolph as the man between the sticks.
Manager Slaven Bilic was quoted saying “It’s a big game for a couple of reasons and one of them is that this is the last game ever at Upton Park. Then, if you add to that it’s a very important game for us and for Manchester United, as both teams need to win the game, it makes it mega-big!
“It’s a special one and a once-in-a-lifetime kind of game. It’s going to be emotional but we have to channel those emotions to be our motivator in order to win.
“One part of me is happy we are moving forward with more capacity and everything, but another part of me will miss this special kind of stadium. It’s like a home