David Gold provides Matt Jarvis injury update on Twitter

Matt Jarvis

West Ham United winger Matt Jarvis will be returning from injury this weekend against Manchester United.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has revealed that Matt Jarvis will be fit and available for selection for their weekend match against Manchester United. 

Jarvis has been ruled out for the opening of the season with a thigh injury, but he has been confirmed fit by Gold today. 

His return to the first-team will be a boost for the depth of Sam Allardyce's attacking options, but Jarvis is likely to have to play a back-up role for a while.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers wideman is a solid performer for the Hammers, but the side have attacked with a verve and a tempo that hasn't typically been associated with them so far this campaign.

The additions Allardyce has made over the summer appear to have had the desired effect and so far his side have been impressive.

The boisterous manager was tasked with making West Ham more attractive to watch this summer, after pressure grew from the fans over the lack of entertainment they were getting at Upton Park, and he has made a good start to doing that.

Adopting a diamond formation, the likes of Stewart Downing, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho have formed a good trio up-front and Jarvis, therefore, may have to play second fiddle for a while.

That may not be a bad thing as he looks to return to full match sharpness.

The Hammers have already beaten Liverpool this season and they will be looking to beat another top four candidate when they take on United. The Red Devils have had a miserable start to the campaign and West Ham will be looking to inflict more pain on them by picking up an unlikely victory this weekend. 

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