David Moyes makes dancing promise after being inspired by Erik ten Hag's Man Utd moves after Carabao Cup final win | The Sun

DAVID MOYES has joked he would happily “dad-dance” with Samba-loving Lucas Paqueta if West Ham win the FA Cup.

Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag had the mickey taken out of him by Roy Keane when he started boogying on the Wembley turf with his players after the Carabao Cup triumph.

Three-time FA Cup winners West Ham travel to Old Trafford tonight for the fifth-round clash, hoping to catch the Red Devils in a hangover mood.

Paqueta, who is from Rio de Janeiro, was part of the Brazil side that marked the goals scored in their 4-1 World Cup win over South Korea with a dance move – including the touchline pigeon routine by coach Tite.

Asked if he would consider busting a groove, Moyes, 59, laughed: “I certainly would, yeah!

“I certainly would, don’t worry, if I win a trophy, I’ll be flipping dad dancing and everything.


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“Have you see the Scottish Gay Gordons and the real dancing? You don’t know what I’m talking about here..!”

For younger readers, the Gay Gordons is a popular Scottish country dance that is performed in a big circle of couples.

And SunSport will endeavour to hold Glaswegian Moyes to that vow if West Ham lift the trophy for the first time since 1980 on Saturday June 3.

On the form of club-record signing Paqueta, Moyes added: “He’s really beginning to settle in.

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“The people who see West Ham regularly would say there are bits of him which show really good parts to his game.

“It’s us getting used to him and him getting used to us.

“He’s a very good technically-gifted footballer. We’re looking forward to that improvement continuing.”

Czech defender Vladimir Coufal will miss the visit to Old Trafford with a heel injury.

Striker Danny Ings – who scored twice in the 4-0 Premier League win over Nottingham Forest last Saturday – is cup-tied having played in the third round of the competition for Aston Villa.

This will be the ninth meeting between West Ham and Manchester United since 2010 in either the FA Cup or League Cup.

I’d love to get West Ham to the Cup Final

The East Londoners’ last success in this fixture in the FA Cup was the famous 1-0 win in January 2001 when Paolo di Canio survived the offside trap to score past United goalkeeper Fabien Barthez.

West Ham asked about moving their Prem fixture with Brighton from Saturday to Sunday – to give them more recovery time from tonight – but that request fell on deaf ears.

Moyes, who guided Everton to the 2009 final where they lost to Chelsea, said: “One hundred per cent, I’d love to get West Ham to the Cup Final.

“I’d love to win the Cup Final when we get there.

“We had a great run at Everton. We got to the final one year, we got beaten in the semi-final one year as well. I’d love to take West Ham into a similar position.

“Going to Old Trafford is a really difficult game. You’ve got to play the good teams in the journey.

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“We’ve already been away to Brentford and Derby, so our draws in this competition so far have been really difficult, they’ve all been away from home.

“Let’s hope we can keep our run going. We’ve won the other two, so let’s see if we can try and win this one.”

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