Manchester United

David Moyes Believes Antonio Can Be West Ham's Answer to Man Utd's Cristiano Ronaldo

Mudeet Arora
Moyes has a lot of belief in Antonio's capability against Man Utd
Moyes has a lot of belief in Antonio's capability against Man Utd / 90min

West Ham United manager David Moyes intends at improving and transforming Michail Antonio into a ruthless goalscorer like Cristiano Ronaldo.

Antonio became West Ham's all time leading Premier League goalscorer last month has been in incredible form since the beginning of the season.

He was shown a red card in the previous game which means he will be suspended for the clash against Ronaldo's United, but Moyes spoke about him nonetheles, comparing him to the Portuguese maestro.

As reported by Sky Sports, Moyes said, "I hope that we can turn Michail Antonio into a killer of a goalscorer because Ronaldo started as a wide player and ended up becoming a terrific No 9, so I hope we can do the same with Michail in the years to come.

"Ronaldo is an excellent player. It has brought another level of excitement to the Premier League and we will do everything to keep him quiet [on Sunday]."

Speaking about United's progress in the last couple of years since Solskjaer's arrival, Moyes stated, "Manchester United will always have to be competitive, trying to win trophies, trying to win the Premier League. That is what that club does.

"From that point of view, I think they have given themselves a great chance. They have got a really good balance of youth and experience in their squad now.

"I think Ole has been given a real good chance to build a squad and a team. I have got to say I think he is doing a good job. He has certainly got a team which is more than capable this year of winning the Premier League and once again being competitive."

Finally, Moyes was asked if he still reflects back on his ill-fated tenure at United as Sir Alex Ferguson's replacement and he said, "Yes, I do. I see it as a huge opportunity to manage the biggest club in the world. I don't blame anybody bar myself.

"I needed to win more games. If you manage the biggest club in the world then you have to win the games and unfortunately, I didn't win enough games.

"OIe is doing a really good job. I think all managers at any club would always ask for some time and if you can get that chance then it certainly helps you build your squad and let you put your thoughts over to your team."