Felipe Anderson on his goal vs Manchester United

West Ham took on Manchester United on Saturday. Felipe Anderson scored a very nice goal to open the scoring for the Hammers.

‘I didn’t have time to think’

Anderson has since commented upon scoring said goal and on West Ham finally gelling as a side.

Anderson told West Ham TV:

“That was a match that we all wanted to win.

“We are happy because we got a victory in a very difficult game, against a great rival. I am very happy also with my goal and that allows us to work harder and do better for the future.

“I’m always happy when I score, but when it comes to such a goal, the joy is greater.

“I didn’t have time to think, because I was making the move to enter the box when I saw the Pablo’s cross and I had to react immediately. The last touch is always instinctive, although sometimes results in a more difficult move. Luckily, in this case I could finish it.”

“We have many new players, with different characteristics.

“We needed to know each other better. Now, with time, it is already happening and I think we will improve even more, with more work I think we can grow a lot as a team. We are on the right path.

“Every game we are playing we are growing, and I think we are going to go very far. But I do not want to think too much about the future, now the idea is to improve each game and continue on the right track.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Felipe Anderson of West Ham United celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 29, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

West Ham vs Manchester United

West Ham had a horrible start to the 2018/19 season.

The Hammers lost their first four league games of the season and looked simply awful.

However, since that poor start, West Ham have beaten Everton 3-1, drew with Chelsea 0-0 and beat Manchester United 3-1.

The game vs United got off to a great start as Anderson put them 1-0 up inside five minutes via the above-mentioned goal.

A Victor Lindelof own goal would then make it 2-0 to West Ham just before halftime.

Marcus Rashford pulled one back for Man United in the 71st minute.

But Marko Arnautovic’s goal in the 74th minute quickly cancelled it out.

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