Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted with Rafael da Silva's performance in victory over West Ham United.

Rafael is having an excellent season and was making his 19th appearance.

"He was excellent tonight," said Ferguson.

"He came here as a young kid and was in the first team at 17 or 18.

"Of course he made a few mistakes because he is such an enthusiastic boy. But he is maturing and learning with that."