Manchester United kept alive their slim hopes of securing a top four finish with a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon.
Wayne Rooney opened the scoring in superb fashion on just eight minutes, lobbing Hammers’ keeper Adrian from just inside the hosts’ half.
Manchester United’s slim chances of securing a top four finish this season all but ended after losing 3-0 to Liverpool
at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
Penalty kicks either side of half time from Steven Gerrard gave the visitors a comfortable lead, while Luis Suarez put the result beyond any doubt with a neat finish six minutes from time.
Manchester United’s record signing Juan Mata believes that this month’s run of crucial fixtures will define the club’s season, according to the Mirror.
The reigning Premier League champions, who had no game over the weekend, will have the chance to reclaim sixth when they take on West Bromwich Albion on Saturday with Everton facing Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter finals.
Manchester United have moved to with eight points of leaders Arsenal after beating West Ham United 3-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
Danny Welbeck put the hosts in front on twenty-six minutes with his first home goal in over a year, before Adnan Januzaj doubled their advantage ten minutes later.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has said that Wayne Rooney has ‘a chance’ of being fit for tomorrow afternoon’s visit of West Ham United.
The striker has been struggling with a groin injury, but will hopeful of helping his side avoid a third straight home defeat following recent losses to both Everton and Newcastle United.
Manchester United duo Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic have both signed new contacts with the club, the Daily Star understands.
England international Carrick has put pen to paper on a new two year deal which could see him end his career with the current Premier League champions, while club captain Vidic has extended his deal by a further twelve months.
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Michael Carrick is set to miss between four and six weeks after suffering an Achilles injury, Sky Sports understands.
The midfielder has been nursing the problem for some time, but managed to play ninety minutes in the 1-0 win over league leaders Arsenal at the weekend.