Top four or FA Cup...? Sky Sports pundit's bold West Ham claim

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Considering West Ham's superb recent form, why not both...?

Alan Smith feels West Ham United will be confident of both finishing in the top four and pushing for the FA Cup trophy, according to Sky Sports.

West Ham will face Manchester United in a replay of their cup quarter-final tie and sit fifth in the Premier League - currently two points above United, two behind Manchester City.

And Smith told Sky Sports News on Monday morning: "I think they’ll be confident of getting both. They’ve got a great chance of reaching the semi-final at Wembley and I think they could really pip Manchester City and Manchester United to fourth.

"They’re in great form, unbeaten in seven in all comps."

Glowing praise from the former Arsenal striker but it's not far off the mark.

The Hammers face a tough test beating Manchester United in their quarter-final replay and shouldn't get complacent just because Louis van Gaal's men are struggling.

That said, West Ham beat Liverpool at Upton Park during a replay, will have the crowd buzzing for the Boleyn's last ever cup tie - and know they outplayed Man United during the first game.

In the league, meanwhile, it's the same faltering side they can finish above. As well as a Manchester City team who look to have retired from professional football until Pep Guardiola comes in...

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