Harry Redknapp has his say on West Ham's FA Cup hopes and Olympic Stadium move

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp has been having his say on his old club West Ham United's FA Cup hopes against Manchester United and the impending stadium move.

Redknapp is back in football as temporary manager of international side Jordan and as a football consultant at Derby County.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers boss, who played for and managed West Ham, backed Slaven Bilic to be a success earlier this season.

Of course Redknapp knew Bilic well having signed him for the east Londoners back in 1997.

The Hammers have been in superb form all season playing freeflowing attacking football the like of which hasn't been seen, ironically, since the days of Redknapp's tenure.

And their former boss has told talkSPORT he is delighted to see his prediction coming true with the fifth-placed Hammers just one point off the Champions League spots with eight games to go - and one game away from an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Bilic's side will play Manchester United in a quarter-final replay next month for the right to face Everton in the semi-final.

'They've done incredible'

It will be the last ever FA Cup game at West Ham's beloved Boleyn Ground home of 112 years before their summer move to the 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium.

"They've done incredible you know," Redknapp told talkSPORT.

"They've got the Man United replay to come, that will be a great night, a great atmosphere there.

"I fancy West Ham to get through that game, I think that will be an intimidating atmosphere that night it will be tough for Man United.

"It's going to be strange to see the old ground going, but the new stadium looks fantastic, they've (West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan) done a great deal, taken the club forward into a new era so it's going to be interesting."

Historic Red Devils double

It is certain to be a partisan crowd on April 13th when the Hammers welcome the Red Devils to East London.

Louis van Gaal's men will have a big say on whether West Ham can leave Upton Park on a high as they face them in the last ever cup game and last ever league game there in May.

So far this season the two sides can't be separated.

Level on 50 points in the table, the Hammers have been desperately unlucky to draw 0-0 in the league and 1-1 in the FA Cup, both games they could and should have won.

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