By Sam Stone

13th May, 2022 | 9:40am

West Ham United Europa League qualification hopes questioned by talkSPORT pundit

West Ham United’s Europa League qualification hopes are hanging by a thread and the club are “staring seventh” in the face, according to Ray Parlour.

The Hammers currently sit seventh in the Premier League, three points behind Manchester United.

Crucially, David Moyes’ side have a game in hand on United and have a far superior goal difference.

However, former Arsenal midfielder Parlour believes the Irons are facing the Europa conference league in the face.

Talking on talkSPORT breakfast [06:15, 13 May], Parlour said: “West Ham have got a lot of work to do.

“They’re staring at seventh place”

Who has the best chance

West Ham’s fate is in their own hands.

However, they do have the small challenge of facing title-chasing Manchester City on Sunday [15 May].

The Hammers sign off their Premier League campaign against in-form Brighton at the Amex on the final day.

Meanwhile, Manchester United’s only remaining game is a tricky trip to Crystal Palace.

West Ham need to go all out for the win against City on Sunday.

If they lose, they will still lie three points behind and be relying on Palace to do them a favour on the final day, which is not out of the question.

Moyes’ side desperately need to regain their Europa League status if they want to continue their progression as a club.

The draw of European football could allow them to keep hold of their best players and also draw a higher calibre of player to the London Stadium.

A huge couple of weeks awaits the Hammers.

In other West Ham news, Richard Keys claims that West Ham are willing to sell one of their stars to a Premier League giant under one condition.

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