Sceptical West Ham fans respond to David Gold's message about beating Manchester United

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David Gold is hopeful West Ham can pull off a result and beat Manchester United, but fans are not brimming with optimism.

West Ham travel to Manchester United at the weekend hoping to pull off a memorable away win.

The Hammers have already beaten Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool away from home this season, in addition to a home victory over Chelsea.

The chance of recording another big win would be a real achievement, and that has not been lost on co-chairman David Gold, who used Twitter to talk up the possibility.

However Chelsea's form this season makes the win over them a little less notable - as the heavy loss to Tottenham Hotspur is fresh in the memory.

West Ham's last away game was a galling 4-1 defeat at their rivals, and this has tempered the bold talk of a win at Old Trafford, if not from Gold.

Supporters responded to him via Twitter to warn him that they are concerned about the direction the team is heading in after picking up just one point from their last three games, and struggling with injuries particularly up front - where bizarrely Andy Carroll one of their few fit strikers.

The bookies make Manchester United strong favourites, with SkyBet having the home side at 4/9 to win, and a West Ham victory priced at 13/2, with a draw 3/1.

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