United secure fourth straight victory

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.

Ashley Young then scored his second goal in four days to make it three, before Carlton Cole scuppered United’s hopes of a fourth straight clean sheet late on.

David Moyes’ men have now won their last four games, and will hope to build on their good form as they travel to Hull City on Boxing Day, and Norwich City 48 hours later.

They then face managerless Tottenham Hotspur on New Year’s Day, by which time the league table is sure to look a whole lot different, with many clashes taking place between teams sitting towards the top.

Meanwhile, the United manager has heaped praise on striker Wayne Rooney, and believes he is en route to securing legendary status with the club, Sky Sports understands.

The England international was an injury doubt ahead of Saturday’s game, but was instrumental in his side securing all three points.