The Hammers sit in fifth place in the Premier League table, four points off top spot, and, having already claimed some major scalps this season, will be targeting another upset against United when they face off on Saturday evening.
Although Moyes endured a difficult time while in charge of the Red Devils, he says he is still on great terms with Sir Alex and has exchanged messages with him recently.
‘He texted me two weeks ago after a game to say how well he thought the team was doing,’ revealed Moyes ahead of his showdown with United at the London Stadium.
‘Sir Alex was always very good to me. He was very good to me at Manchester United.
‘He is thought of so highly and at that time to replace him was a great honour.’
‘That’s true. We were watching Cavani closely at the time. I’d been out to watch a few players. We were watching Lucas Moura at the time as well,’ revealed the Scot.
‘I remember at the time speaking to the representatives of Cavani.
‘The problem I had was I had Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Chicharito who were already in that position and several other up-and-coming players.
‘But he was one player at the time, an incredibly talented player, which he proved over seven years at PSG. He’s looked a very talented player when coming on for Manchester United in the games I’ve seen.’