Slaven Bilic: ‘Manuel Lanzini happy at West Ham United’

With the majority of London Stadium’s teething problems now solved the club should be able to concentrate on on-field issues again.

The transfer sage between Feghouli and Galatasaray has been on-going for the past month.

The Hammers, however, face a tricky start to their campaign as they travel to Old Trafford to take on big-spending Manchester United on Sunday afternoon and no Premier League side has a worse opening day record than West Ham, who have suffered defeat on 10 occasions in the season’s curtain-raiser.

The signings of Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart, Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez have helped raise expectations, following a disappointing summer last time around.

On paper, you would just say United go and win this game at home.

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‘They (Hernandez, Hart, Zabaleta, Arnautovic) know the league so they don’t need to adjust or adapt.

“My contract is for one year which is long enough”.

West Ham have, of course, already signed Javier Hernandez and although the Mexican is a proven goalscorer in the Premier League, he won’t lift the Irons to new heights on his own.

“After your first season, everyone gets to know you more”, he said.

The 29-year-old joined West Ham from Bayer Leverkusen this summer, two years after he left United for the Bundesliga side. 32 strikers before him have been signed since David Gold and David Sullivan took control of the club in 2010 but this looks to be the shrewdest.

West Ham head to Manchester United tomorrow bidding to also avoid a repeat of last year’s woeful start.

But that success of 2013 remains the last time the Red Devils won the league and they have finished outside the top four in three of the past four seasons. Your contract is about the last five games and the next five games.