David Moyes has spoken to the press and whufc.com ahead of our Premier League opener against champions Manchester City this Sunday.

Our Irons have been handed another tough opener and Moyes although expects a battle, says that West Ham will be a difficult opponent for Pep Guardiolas side,

“We’re playing Man City and it’s incredibly tough,” said the boss. “But of course they’re going to come here and have a hard game as well.

“You consider all areas you’re up against. They are a top class side which we’ve seen for many years and I think we’ll see that again this year.”

The Hammers manager was also asked about the new arrivals so far, in particular Gianluca Scamacca whilst also giving an exciting update on Max Cornet.

“We’ve made good signings,” stated Moyes. “We’ve had one or two injuries as well, which we have to take into consideration, but we’re far from finished in that regard.
“We lost three outfield players and a goalkeeper this summer. We didn’t bring any players in during January so we need to fill these voids. We want to being in quality players and we’re working to do that.

“Gianluca has only just joined us, so he’s a little bit behind. I’m not expecting him to be available this weekend.

“He’s not played any pre-season minutes. It makes it difficult to put him out so soon. His training is a little bit behind, he has trained but maybe not as regularly or consistently. We’ve got him in, I like what I see, but we’re trying to get him in the best condition to play.”

On Cornet the boss confirmed he is close to sealing a move to the London Stadium.

“He’s in the building now, so hopefully we can get that one done,” said Moyes.

The manager also gave his thoughts on the stadium capacity increase to 62,500.

“It’s fabulous for the football club because it shows the need to add more seats to bring supporters in and it shows they’re enjoying the football,” added Moyes.

“The club are going out of their way to bring young supporters in and make sure the tickets are available, so that’s great.”