Manchester United 'don't give up', claims West Ham defender Dawson

West Ham centre-back Craig Dawson was “disappointed” to see his side lose in the last seconds against a Manchester United side that “don’t give up”.

It looked like the clash at Old Trafford was heading for a stalemate until Marcus Rashford tapped home an Edinson Cavani pull-back.

The last-gasp goal in ‘Fergie time’ blew the roof off the Theatre of Dreams, and created a feel-good factor and wave of hysteria that Ralf Rangnick and his side can hopefully use as the catalyst to kick on, and find some consistency.

Dawson and his centre-back partner Kurt Zouma were seconds away from keeping Cristiano Ronaldo and co at bay, but they were breached in the final seconds.

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“We’re obviously disappointed,” the defender admitted to the club’s official website

“For them to score in the last seconds was tough to take, but credit to the lads. We worked very hard, but unfortunately we didn’t come away with anything to show for it.

“We knew Manchester United’s qualities and we’d prepared all week trying to prevent them from creating chances. I thought we did that well throughout the game, but Manchester United don’t give up and obviously scored in the final seconds.

“There’s a long way to go in the season, so we’ll be back on the training pitch and working to hopefully put things right.”

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One of the biggest disappointments at Manchester United since Sir Alex Ferguson has retired has been how the fear factor at Old Trafford has practically vanished.

But winning in this fashion against West Ham, in the dying moments is engrained in Manchester United’s DNA and it shows our never say die attitude.

Dawson’s comments about Rangnick’s Reds, who have yet to properly click into gear, show that if we can start to pull together a run of fixtures, the fear of facing United could slowly return.

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