Winston Reid seals a fairytale comeback as West Ham bid farewell to Upton Park

Winston Reid

“It was just meant to be tonight. It is brilliant for us. It was the best atmosphere we have played in. 

“The fans have been with us through the good times and the bad times.”

Louis van Gaal

“It is very disappointing because we were ahead. We gave it away because of the set plays.

“As a manager you are never satisfied but when you are 2-1 ahead after 70 minutes then you have to make the pitch bigger and keep the ball better.”

On the scenes outside the ground before kick-off: “As a professional we live in this world. We know it can happen so we have to cope with that. Twenty minutes from the end we were 2-1 ahead so i don’t think that was an influence.”

On whether United can still finish in the top four: “I think it is still possible but it is not in our own hands and that is the difference.”

WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Randolph; Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate; Sakho (Tomkins 85), Lanzini (Obiang 84), Payet (E Valencia 90); Carroll. Booked: Carroll Goals: Sakho 9, Antonio 76, Reid 80. NEXT UP: Sun – Stoke (a) PL

MAN UTD (4-1-4-1): De Gea; A Valencia (Janujaz 87), Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Schneiderlin (Carrick 45); Herrera (Lingard 83), Rooney, Mata, Martial; Rashford. Booked: Martial, Valencia. Goals: Martial 51, 72. NEXT UP: Sun – Bournemouth (h) PL REFEREE: M Dean (Wirral)

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