The West Ham fans are in the Transfer Tavern tonight and they have a bit of optimism about them leading up to their opening day fixture against Man U.
The 2017/18 season can provide a fresh start for West Ham following on from a disappointing campaign last time out for the club.
The fresh start hasn’t been made any easier by the fact that they will be visiting Old Trafford on the opening day of the season as they challenge Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
Following on from some successful attacking transfers into the club with former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez joining the club from Bayern Leverkusen.
However, United have made a host of world class signings themselves which won’t make the Hammers’ life much easier on the opening day.
Stopping any attacks before they come to fruition with a solid midfield can be key to a potential upset for West Ham and on that note, here is the midfield that Slaven Bilic must start for West Ham against Manchester United.