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West Ham defender Dawson: Move on from Man Utd defeat; Rice proved his class

West Ham defender Craig Dawson insists there's no reason to dwell on defeat at Manchester United.

West Ham lost to an injury-time winner scored by Marcus Rashford.

"We're obviously disappointed," the defender admitted.

“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."

Dawson also reserved particular words of praise for influential captain Declan Rice, who shielded the back four with aplomb at Old Trafford.

The defender concluded: “He's obviously a top-class player and getting better week in, week out.

“It's great to play behind Declan, and he's clearly got a big future ahead of him."


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