Martin Keown comments on West Ham United's improvement under David Moyes

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

Martin Keown raves about West Ham United boss David Moyes.

West Ham United's Austrian midfielder Marko Arnautovic (R) controls the ball as Brighton's Spanish defender Bruno Saltor looks on during the English Premier League football match between...

Martin Keown has admitted to BBC Sport that he was worried whether West Ham United players would take to David Moyes's intensive training-ground routine, after hearing about the Scot's methods, but acknowledges that he has transformed the team.

The Irons hammered Huddersfield Town 4-1 away from home on Saturday to move into the dizzy heights of 11th in the Premier League and five points clear of the drop zone.

It was the clearest example yet that West Ham are headed in the right direction under Moyes, who replaced Slaven Bilic at the start of November.

West Ham United's Austrian midfielder Marko Arnautovic (L) vies with Manchester United's Ecuadorian midfielder Antonio Valencia during the English Premier League football match between...

United have now only lost one of their last eight Premier League games - a 3-2 defeat by Newcastle - in a run that has included home games with Arsenal and Chelsea, and away to Tottenham.

Marko Arnautovic's improvement under Moyes compared to his form under Bilic is symbolic of the good work employed by the former Everton boss, with Arnautovic scoring again on Saturday to make it six goals in eight games.

And Keown admits that the London side are "unrecognisable" since the 54-year-old turned up.

Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United runs with the ball during the Carabao Cup quarter final match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on December 19, 2017 in London,...

"[West Ham are] unrecognisable. I am told he is really hands-on on the training ground", he told BBC Sport. "I was worried was he too intense. Would they respond well enough for him.

"Arnautovic, ask him how grateful he is for David Moyes coming into that football club."

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