Upton Park

United must now have one hand on a record title

Ferguson told Sky Sports 2 “We played like champions, we kept our heads and didn’t lose faith in our ability. It’s never easy coming here. They are fighting relegation but we had to do our thing. We dominated that second half and it was a real championship performance. It was eventful” he admitted “being two goals down was a travesty in terms of possession and chances created. We were under the cosh so I felt we had to go for it. We needed to get something from it.”

FLASHBACK to 2001/02: A 5-3 thriller at West Ham

Eight matches remaining, 24 points up for grabs and Manchester United must get every one of them from clashes like the one at West Ham on Saturday if they want to keep their nose in front of their rivals. As Sir Alex Ferguson often admits ‘It’s squeaky bum time’. There have been many dramatic meetings between the two over the years with the eight goal thriller in March 2002 one of the most memorable. Fans may not witness another goal fest this time but the stakes are high for both sides which will all but guarantee another tense battle.