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Man Utd's De Gea praises 'great win' over West Ham

A few weeks ago, Ten Hag said he wanted more from Rashford and it seems the forward is beginning to deliver for his manager.

Marcus Rashford's header in the 38th minute was enough for Man Utd to beat West Ham on Sunday.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has labelled the Red Devils' victory over a very determined West Ham as 'a great win for us'.

Erik Ten Hag's side beat David Moyes' Hammers 1-0 at Old Trafford as the hosts extended their unbeaten run to eight matches, thanks to Academy graduate Marcus Rashford's 100th Man United goal.

The 24-year-old broke the deadlock in the 38th minute as the England forward's thumping header met a superb cross from Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen.

The goal means Rashford is the 22nd United player to reach the 100-goal landmark.

Towards the end of the match, West Ham mounted a lot of pressure on the hosts, who had De Gea to thank for his fantastic saves that denied efforts from Michail Antonio and Kurt Zouma, as well as a thunderous shot from Declan Rice outside the 18-yard box.

Happy to make the saves, and it's a massive win.

However, following the match at the triumph at the Theatre of Dreams, a delighted De Gea told Sky Sports: "It's a great win for us. If we want to achieve and be in the top places we have to win games like this today.

"Of the two saves, probably the header from Zouma was the best because it was almost certainly going in but I am happy for all of them. Happy to make the saves, and it's a massive win.

"We are pressing well and recovering the ball well high up the pitch. We conceded some chances at the end but West Ham are a great team. I'm really happy, to be honest.

"We had a difficult start to the season, Man United is a massive club and we are getting better. We can keep more clean sheets, play well and keep going until the end.

"I don't like to think too far into the future, we will just take it day by day. Big game on Thursday, and we want to finish top of the group. We will go for another game, more energy, and keep going again."

'Beautiful feeling to reach a century of goals.'

Goalscorer Rashford expressed his delight at scoring his 100th goal for the Reds while speaking to BBC's Match of the Day: "We didn't play well but good to win games like that. If we want to achieve our aims we have to win games like that.

"Beautiful feeling [to get his 100th goal]. Something I have been working on, I feel I need to score more goals like that and keep getting in those areas. Pleased that I have managed to score today and it's always good to score regardless of whether Gareth Southgate is watching or not.

"Completely different energy in the team, we had a difficult start but we have to keep going "De Gea, Martinez, Harry, Diogo, they were all brilliant. We held on and we defended well.

The result means Ten Hag's United have now moved up to the fifth spot in the league standing, while West Ham sit in the 13th spot, three points above the relegation zone.

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