West Ham star Adrian looking forward to battle against 'fantastic' David de Gea

West Ham host Manchester United this weekend, and Adrian can't wait to play against his fellow Spaniard David de Gea.

West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian told the club's official website how he's looking forward to going up against Manchester United shot stopper David de Gea - and, in an unlikely scenario, his backup Victor Valdes.

The Hammers lost to Liverpool last week, but will be looking to bounce back in a big home clash against another of the Premier League's so-called 'big boys'.

With a win at Upton Park this weekend, West Ham can close the gap on Louis van Gaal's men to just four points, though a recent spate of injuries have halted the momentum for Sam Allardyce's side.

Whilst the likes of Alex Song, Stewart Downing and Andy Carroll have taken most of the plaudits this season, goalkeeper Adrian remains one of the most underrated players in the Premier League.

The 28-year-old shot stopper arrived from Real Betis on a free transfer in 2013, and whilst he came with few expectations on him, he's now established himself as West Ham's first choice goalkeeper and one of the best in the top flight.

This weekend, his opposite number will be his compatriot de Gea, with another Spaniard, Victor Valdes, likely to be on the bench for United.

To have three Spanish goalkeepers in contention for one game is quite rare, and Adrian - who is familiar with both from their days in La Liga - says he's looking forward to the battle. 

"Manchester United have two fantastic Spanish goalkeepers, David de Gea and Victor Valdes. I know them both and they are great people and great keepers," he told the club's official website.

"Valdes was amazing at Barcelona for the last few years and de Gea has given good performances for his team as well. It'll be a good Spanish battle in the goal," he added.

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