Danny Gabbidon comments on West Ham's chances against Manchester United

West Ham United's Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring their first goal

West Ham United travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United for a place in the EFL Cup semi-final.

Danny Gabbidon has told The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast that was broadcast on talkSPORT on November 30th 2016 that West Ham certainly have a chance of winning their EFL Cup quarter-final tie with Manchester United.

Slaven Bilic's men will go into tonight's clash at Old Trafford as underdogs given their start to the season in the Premier League. But their former defender - who was a part of the Hammers squad that reached the FA Cup final in 2006 - has suggested that they have begun to turn a corner in recent times, and so can go into the tie with plenty of confidence.

West Ham United manager Slaven BilicWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

"I think they certainly have," he told talkSPORT when asked whether West Ham have a genuine chance tonight.

"I think if all their players are playing well, they're a match for anyone. I think you saw at the weekend against United, at times they rode their luck a little bit but I thought they looked much better than they have done for a fair few weeks. 

West Ham United's Cheikhou Kouyate and James Collins after the gameWest Ham United's Cheikhou Kouyate and James Collins after the draw with Manchester United

"I think that form is coming back now. October was a much better month for them as well results wise, and they look like they're trying to get things together a little bit now."

Though the Irons have not won in their last four games, their most recent result, as Gabbidon alluded to, will certainly give them some additional belief as they drew with Jose Mourinho's men.

West Ham United's Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring their first goal

And although they suffered defeat in the game before that, they came desperately close to ending Tottenham's unbeaten start to the Premier League season as they led 2-1 with just two minutes of normal time still to go.

And having knocked current league leaders Chelsea out in the previous round, West Ham can surely use the positives from their most recent results as inspiration that will potentially take them into the final four of the competition for the first time since 2014. 

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