Fellaini delighted as Man Utd see off West Ham in FA Cup

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini was delighted with victory at FA Cup opponents West Ham.

The recalled midfielder scored the crucial second goal to help the Reds to a 2-1 win at Upton Park.

He told MUTV: “Of course we wanted a reaction from the team – we needed it and we won. We did well for 70 or 80 minutes; we created a lot of chances and kept the ball.”

“In the end it was difficult because they pressed so it was more difficult to keep the ball, but today the most important thing was to win the game. Everyone is happy and we have to keep going.”

After Marcus Rashford’s sensational curling strike opened the scoring, there was an element of fortune as Fellaini turned the ball home from close range for the decisive goal after Anthony Martial’s shot deflected into his path.

“I knew he [Martial] would miss because it was his left foot!” he joked, after netting his third goal of the season.”

“I was stood in front of the goal and I just put my knee out towards the target. It was important in the end.”

“It’s always nice to score; it’s good for confidence. Now we have a game on Saturday which we have to win in front of our home supporters.”

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