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West Ham round-up: Manchester United defender should join; Carroll’s injury doubt; captain wants recognition

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West Ham round-up: Manchester United defender should join; Carroll’s injury doubt; captain wants recognition

Former West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has told ESPN that he believes that Manchester United reject Luke Shaw should consider a move to the London Stadium in the hope that it can help reignite his career. The former Trinidad and Tobago international said:

“If I’m Luke Shaw or his agent, I’m thinking: “It’s time to move on’. I don’t see him fitting into Jose Mourinho’s plans and maybe it’s time to seek pastures new… If I’m Man United I don’t want to give this player up yet, I don’t want to give up on him. Maybe the option for them if he doesn’t fit into Mourinho’s immediate plans is to send him out on loan. Maybe to a club like West Ham who have a history of bringing players through. But if I’m Luke Shaw’s agent and I can get a big-money move away, I would seriously consider that.”

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A loan move would likely be the only way that we would see Shaw in claret and blue anytime soon, but the England international would be a superb addition, even if the left back position is well covered already by Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku.

Another man hoping to kick start his career to get back into the international scene is striker Andy Carroll, who has found form of late. However, he is unlikely to feature this weekend with an injury doubt as Slaven Bilic revealed to the press, quoted by the Evening Standard:

“Andy came with is to Dubai last week but his recovery has been slower than we hoped. I was expecting him to train over there. He will try to run today and I don’t want to rule him out yet for Watford. With Andy you never know. If he trains tomorrow, then maybe he will be in the squad.”

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The former Newcastle and Liverpool striker has struggled throughout his career with a number of different injuries and knocks, but he has been crucial for the Hammers this season with his goalscoring form.

He has been vital in the team rediscovering their form, which Mark Noble says that the team deserve credit for. The local lad and club captain told TalkSPORT:

 “If you really sit down and have a look at the season and the amount of stick – some of it was warranted – that we’ve had, we’re only three points behind West Brom who’ve been on an amazing season. You look back and you think: we were 2-0 up against Watford, we were 2-1 up against Spurs with a couple of minutes to play, [against] Stoke we were 1-0 up with a minute to play – and all of these were from our own mistakes. We could have been in a lot better of a position. But if you listen to what everyone has said, we’re having a terrible season. The whole stuff about the stadium and the Dimi situation was sort of a smoke screen for how well the lads have done.”

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With the team now back in the top half and even beginning to consider a challenge for the Europa League, having been relegation candidates only a few weeks ago, it seems only fair that the fan favourite and his teammates get the credit that they deserve.

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