Paul Merson makes a confident prediction for Manchester United v West Ham

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Merson believes West Ham will not lose at Manchester United.

Paul Merson says he is confident West Ham will get at least a draw in their upcoming FA Cup clash with Manchester United.

The Hammers visit Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon in the quarter-final, just one game away from a trip to Wembley.

Merson told the SkySports Fantasy Football Club Podcast he believes the Hammers will not leave Manchester with a defeat.

He said: "I don't see West Ham losing. West Ham are a good team to come back at Everton, to keep on going and get three goals that late, is some doing.

"I'd be shocked if West Ham did not take United at least for a replay at the Boleyn. I'm going to go 1-1."

A replay would become the last ever FA Cup tie to take place at Upton Park before they move out of the stadium, setting up a famous night in similar circumstances to their earlier round victory against Liverpool.

West Ham are full of confidence and even head into the league ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League table, a rarity at this stage of the season.

United are looking to bounce back from two consecutive defeats, including a match at Anfield on Thursday night they lost 2-0 and managed to land only one shot on target.

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