Rio Ferdinand's instant reaction as Manchester United beat West Ham

There was more late drama as Manchester United beat West Ham at Old Trafford.

A 93rd minute goal from Marcus Rashford gave United a 1-0 win after a slick move to break through West Ham’s defence.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani all had touches in the build-up before Rashford finished from close range.

Former star Rio Ferdinand, who played for both clubs, hailed the ‘big result’ for the Red Devils.

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Win moves United up the table

United were pretty fortunate, as Edinson Cavani looked offside before crossing the ball to Rashford, but VAR did not interfere, thankfully.

West Ham had played well, as they often do at Old Trafford. United have won three of the last five home matches against the Hammers now by 1-0 scorelines, with the other a 1-1 draw and a 0-1 defeat.

The victory moves United up into fourth place, for now, ahead of West Ham having played a game less than the Hammers.

In fact United are just six points behind third placed Chelsea with a game in hand.

Tottenham, below us, can overtake us if they win their games, but United have the points in the bag for now, and it is looking like there are two top four spots up for grabs.

United threw everything at this game but couldn’t find a cutting edge. Fred missed a clear chance early in the second half and Ronaldo missed one late on.

Ralf Rangnick’s attacking substitutions clinched it, bringing on Cavani and Martial – for the first time since he took over, and the choices paid off.

Marcus Rashford’s winner now means he has two goals in a row and can end the month on a high note.

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