Midfielder Pedro Obiang says the Ghanaian’s return to fitness is welcome news ahead of the Red Devils clash next weekend
West Ham United star Pedro Obiang is delighted to have fit-again attacker Andre Ayew back in the squad ahead of Sunday’s encounter with Manchester United.
Eyeing a return to winning ways after three Premier League outings, the Hammers will hope to pick a famous away win at Old Trafford.
West Ham come into the game on the back of a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, a game which marked Ayew’s third league game for the club since returning from injury late last month.
“We have another big game next week against Manchester United and we know it will be another tough game,” Obiang told his club’s official website.
“If we had won against Tottenham, it would have made things easier for us going into that game, but we have to keep going.
“We have to take the positives out of the game. It was good to see Sakho and Andre [Ayew] back in action and Darren [Randolph] made some good saves, so we have to stay positive.
“We were very upset in the dressing room after the final whistle. It was a great game and we tried everything to win, but in the final few minutes, we lost the points.
“Normally in football, if you don’t see the game out, it is normal that the other team will try to come back and we need to improve and not make little mistakes.
“We need to be positive because we had played well but in recent games, we have lost games in the second half and we need to change something.”
Ayew joined West Ham, who currently sit just a place above the relegation zone, on a three-year deal from Swansea City in August.
He picked up an injury on his competitive debut against Chelsea, ruling him out of action for two months.