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Man Utd boss Rangnick: Is it Ralfie time now?

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick enjoyed the Old Trafford atmosphere after victory over West Ham.

The top-four rivals looked set to play out a drab goalless draw on Saturday afternoon as former United boss David Moyes' well-drilled side produced a solid performance at Old Trafford.

West Ham had already won there this season in the Carabao Cup but this time United emerged victorious as Rangnick threw caution to the wind, bringing on Anthony Martial, Edinson Cavani and Rashford.

All three were involved in the third and final minute of stoppage time, with the latter turning home in front of the Stretford End to seal a 1-0 win that rocked Old Trafford to its foundations.

"If I look at the shots on goal and the chances during the game, I think we deserved a 1-0 win," Rangnick said.

“For me, it was clear from the very beginning it would take some patience against a well-organised team like West Ham. It was not always easy for us to find the best possible solutions in the final third.

“Defensively I think it was probably the best performance in the last eight weeks, the way that we were always trying to win balls back, our counter-pressing.

“The physicality of the game was really outstanding and we know we still have to improve with possession of the ball."

Asked if Fergie time is now Ralfie time, he smiled and said: “I don't know how long Fergie time was. Was that the last five minutes? How long? I wouldn't mind if that happened!

“But, again, of course we would also like to have more games like Brentford at the end when we were 3-0 up.

“But if you score with the last seconds of the game, the big advantage is there is no time for the team to reply and that was a good one about the goal."


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