Sam Allardyce expecting Manchester United "backlash"

Sam Allardyce the West Ham manager looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at the Stadium of Light on March 31, 2014
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West Ham United boss Sam ALlardyce admits that he is expecting a Manchester United "backlash" at Old Trafford this weekend.

Sam Allardyce has admitted that he is wary of a response from Manchester United when he takes his West Ham United side to Old Trafford on Saturday.

United were beaten 5-3 away to Leicester City in their last game, and Allardyce admits that he would be happy to take a point away from the North-West.

He told reporters: "They will be pretty down about that performance they gave at Leicester. I'm thinking [it will be] a backlash. I think that because of the determination of the Manchester United players and the fact they are playing at Old Trafford.

"They will be hurting and they know the only way they can put that right is to get out onto the field and punish us for it - so we will have to be careful about that.

"A draw would be great for me. Anything more than a draw would be outstanding as far as I'm concerned."

The Hammers are currently eighth in the Premier League.

A dejected David Moyes manager of Manchester United looks to the ground during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United on April 20, 2014
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