David Moyes has spoken to the media ahead of our crunch clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend.

On preparations and team news ahead of the game Moyes said: “It’s helped having the extra days of recovery and that has been good for us. Hopefully that shows.

“Tomáš Souček came back from Covid, we’re not quite sure yet if he’s ready so we need to try and assess that. Hopefully we’re not too bad and we’ll go there and try to do the best we can.”

Moyes stressed that the team are confident going into the fixture with 3 points very much the target for the trip up north.

“Going to Old Trafford is never easy and it never has been. We have to go there with confidence because it’s a really big game for us. We have a chance to show our credentials – it’s a good game and a chance for us to show what we can do.

“It’s satisfying (being above the Red Devils) because there are not many managers who go to Old Trafford with their team ahead of them. I’m pleased we’re ahead of them but what matters is three points and if we’re ahead of them at the end of the season.”

Moyes reflected on the loss at home earlier in the season and the decision to sub on Mark Noble in the dying seconds to take a penalty that was subsequently missed.

“These decisions aren’t easy. Since then Mark has taken three penalties since and scored them all. Look he’s got one of the best goal scoring percentages of any player in Europe.

“It was a big call, I didn’t enjoy my own company for a few days after because I beat myself up about it. I got that decision wrong, but I made it for the right reasons.”