Ashley Fletcher looking forward to Manchester United battle

Sunderland's Javi Manquillo in action with West Ham United's Ashley Fletcher

West Ham United take on Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend.

Sunderland's Javi Manquillo in action with West Ham United's Ashley FletcherSunderland's Javi Manquillo in action with West Ham United's Ashley Fletcher

West Ham United striker Ashley Fletcher has told the club’s official website he is looking forward to returning to Old Trafford this weekend.

The striker made the move to the London Stadium this summer after the Red Devils released him.

He has impressed in London, putting in several impressive performances despite the Hammers’ poor start to the season.

This weekend sees Slaven Bilic’s side travelling to Manchester to take on United looking to better the 0-0 draw they managed there last season.

It will be the first time Fletcher has returned to his former club since moving on and he says he is looking forward to it.

“I am looking forward to going back to Old Trafford for the first time and it will be great to meet up with a number of old friends,” he told the club’s official website.

“I spent the majority of my youth career at Manchester United and learned a great deal during my time there so it will be good go back and show what I can do.”

West Ham United manager Slaven BilicWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

There is every chance that Fletcher could be given the chance to show what Manchester United let go this summer.

No West Ham forward has found the back of the net this season and that has led to calls for the 21-year-old to be given his chance to impress.

With his side sitting 17th in the table and just a point outside of the relegation zone, Slaven Bilic may be tempted to make that change and on this evidence, Fletcher will certainly be keen to make a point at Old Trafford.

West Ham United's Michail Antonio celebrates scoring their first goal with Ashley Fletcher and Sam ByramWest Ham United's Michail Antonio celebrates scoring their first goal with Ashley Fletcher and Sam Byram

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