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Flying Scotsman Snodgrass is keen to repay West Ham faithful with strong displays

PUBLISHED: 13:43 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:43 27 September 2018

West Ham United's Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring his side's sixth goal of the game (Pic: Joe Giddens/PA)

West Ham United's Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring his side's sixth goal of the game (Pic: Joe Giddens/PA)

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West Ham United will look to build on their biggest win in 35 years when they face Manchester United this weekend.

West Ham United's Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring his side's sixth goal of the game with Ryan Fredericks (Pic: Joe Giddens/PA)West Ham United's Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring his side's sixth goal of the game with Ryan Fredericks (Pic: Joe Giddens/PA)

The Hammers named a strong side to face the Football League’s bottom club Macclesfield Town and ran riot with an 8-0 victory in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

Robert Snodgrass scored his first two goals for the club, as debutant Grady Diangana also netted a brace and Lucas Perez and Ryan Fredericks opened their accounts.

Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna also found the net as Hammers threatened to eclipse the 10-0 Milk Cup win over Bury in 1983 and Manuel Pellegrini’s men will now be keen to take that confidence into their clash with the Red Devils at London Stadium for a 12.30pm kick-off on Saturday.

As well as netting twice in midweek, Scottish winger Snodgrass also picked up two assists, and the 31-year-old now wants to break his way into the side and repay the Hammers faithful for sticking by him last season – despite going out on loan to Championship side Aston Villa.

“No disrespect but I’ve done it everywhere I’ve been. I’ve scored goals, more than 100 in my career so I don’t need to sit here and say I could do this and I can do that, I let my football do the talking,” the former Norwich City man said.

“It was a very hard first year for me, but I feel as if this year I’ve played and I’ve been very unfortunate as I’ve been on the losing side, but done well in stages.

“I’m not just here to take part, I want to play, this is why I signed a contract, I’m not just here to pick up a wage. It wouldn’t be right for the fans, it wouldn’t be right for me, that’s why I went on loan last year as I wasn’t guaranteed that.

“All I want to do is play football. I had a bad injury a few years back and missed a lot of football, almost 60 games.

“I just want to play football and I’ve got a good sort of connection with the West Ham fans as after the first year they were there and showed me support. Always wishing me well.

“Once you come back they wish you well again and that’s the type of fans they are, they’re brilliant, so I want to try to repay them as they’ve stood by me and showed me support. That’s been my approach, work hard and try push yourself into the manager’s plans.”

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