Michail Antonio says the early days of David Moyes’ West Ham United tenure have been positive and the Hammers favourite is optimistic about the club’s future under the Scot.

Moyes only took the helm at London Stadium last Tuesday, but has already set about implementing his style of play on the United squad.

Antonio is suffering with injury and has, therefore, been unable to experience Moyes’ training sessions first hand.

He has, however, been impressed by what he has seen and says the former Everton and Manchester United boss’ hands-on approach should benefit the Hammers.

“Things are going well,.” Antonio said. “Obviously I have not been able to train under him but right now, things are looking good.

“He has come in and things have been quite intense. Everything is quite different. He’s out there, he’s standing with the boys. He’s taking training himself and he is very involved.

“I see positive things and I feel like things are going well under him.”

Moyes steps into the east London hotseat with a big task on his hands as he looks to lift the Irons from a woeful start to the season.

United are 18th in the Premier League after winning just two of their 11 games so far this season.

They have never really recovered from a dire start to the season, which saw them ship 10 goals en route to losing their first three league matches.

Moyes has made his intention to lift United from their current malaise clear from the outset.

His first press conference saw the Scot issue a warning to his new charges that hard work was a prerequisite to playing under him.

The 54-year-old also highlighted the quality among the United ranks, which he feels should be enough to see them climb the table sooner rather than later.

Antonio echoed his new boss’ sentiment and feels Moyes can bring the sort of discipline required to help the Hammers recover from their poor start.

“With the squad that we have, we definitely shouldn’t be in the situation we are in,” he said.

“With a bit of structure and more belief and confidence, we will definitely be going up the league.”

United’s first chance to do exactly that comes in the form of a visit to Vicarage Road to face Watford on Sunday.

Both teams head into the game in need of a win, with Watford in the midst of their first run below-par form under Marco Silva.

The Portuguese head coach took over at Watford in the summer and enjoyed a superb start to his tenure, taking 15 points from his first eight games.

However, three loses on the spin has seen the Hornets slip to ninth in the table and victory would take United to within three points of their rivals.