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West Ham's midfield maestro Mark Noble said he's been very impressed with the impact of the new strikers after the side's 2-1 win against Manchester City at Upton Park on Saturday.
But he urged Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia not to get carried away with their brilliant form just yet.
Mark Noble said his side with have a tough job defending against Manchester United's star-studded strike force but believed West Ham would offer an offensive threat of their own.
United boss Luis van Gaal has Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie, Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao and Juan Mata to chose from in the clash at Old Trafford today.
The Hammers' Mr Consistent Mark Noble said it's been 'one of the freakiest seasons' he's been involved in, but insists a top ten finish is still a realistic target.
Noble has been there to steady the ship at difficult times in this campaign. And he says the belief is there that they can escape relegation.
Andy Carroll made such a significant impact on West Ham's strike force that, after he limped off with a hamstring injury, Sam Allardyce was already feeling his absence.
The new No.8 linked up well with Kevin Nolan in a confident and hungry display that suggests the loan spell could prove providential for both parties.
West Ham will take a slender advantage into the second leg of their Carling Cup semi-final against Birmingham thanks to a huge blunder by Blues keeper Ben Foster.
He allowed Carlton Cole's weak 78th minute shot to slip through his grasp to give the Irons a 2-1 win in an entertaining and incident packed game at Upton Park.