West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has confirmed that striker Ricardo Vaz Te will end his five-month spell on the sidelines this evening. The Portugese has not featured for the Hammers since dislocating his shoulder during the 0-0 draw against Swansea City at the end of October. Since then Sam Allardyce’s men have struggled for goals, and have mainly managed to steer clear of the relegation zone due to their fine defensive record. Versatile attacker Vaz Te provides his manager with much-needed options in the final third of the pitch and supporters hoping to see him back for the home clash with Manchester United have been boosted by Gold’s announcement on Twitter. He said: “Yes Vaz is in the squad for today’s game.”The 27-year-old had scored four goals in eight appearances for the Upton Park outfit before injury struck at the Liberty Stadium. He is unlikely to start against the champions but could be in line for a substitute appearance.