West Ham moved up one place to 16th in the Premier League table following a 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Sunday.

Slaven Bilic’s side took the lead through Diafra Sakho’s header 90 seconds into the contest, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised 19 minutes later to secure a point for Jose Mourinho’s side.

Nevertheless, it was a good point and an encouraging display from the Hammers, both of which have been hard to come by this season.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Bilic’s men have won just three of their opening 13 league games yet, since the Croat switched to a back three, West Ham have improved both defensively and going forward, and picked up important 1-0 victories over Crystal Palace and Sunderland last month.

They have a League Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford on Wednesday as a welcome distraction from their league campaign, as they go in search of their first ever League Cup title.

Nonetheless, with January fast approaching and the Hammers just a point above the bottom three, Bilic will already be thinking about how he can improve his squad in the January transfer window.

One area he may seek to improve is the backline, so here is West Ham’s dream back three, including one key January target…

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