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The ball is swung over by Ashley Young.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Shot by Javier Hernandez. Blocked by Razvan Rat.
Rafael Da Silva delivers the ball.
Alexander Buttner crosses the ball.
Tom Cleverley has an effort at goal. Alexander Buttner takes a shot. Guy Demel gets a block in.
Jonny Evans manages to make a clearance.
Alexander Buttner takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
The ball is sent over by Mohamed Diame.
David De Gea takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamed Diame on Alexander Buttner.
Clearance made by Phil Jones.
Antonio Valencia challenges Ravel Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Mohamed Diame.
Carlton Cole scores a left footed goal. Man Utd 3-1 West Ham.Modibo Maiga provided the assist for the goal.
Clearance made by James Tomkins.
Patrice Evra goes off and Alexander Buttner comes on.
The ball is swung over by Razvan Rat.
Wayne Rooney crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Javier Hernandez by George McCartney.
Phil Jones takes the free kick.
Razvan Rat is brought on as a substitute for James Collins.
Modibo Maiga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Jones.
Tom Cleverley fouled by Mark Noble, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Adrian Adrian.
The ball is swung over by Rafael Da Silva.
Ashley Young slots the ball right footed into the goal. Man Utd 3-0 West Ham.Wayne Rooney provided the assist for the goal.
Carlton Cole comes on in place of Matthew Jarvis.
George McCartney crosses the ball.
Adrian Adrian restarts play with the free kick.
Ashley Young is brought on as a substitute for Adnan Januzaj.
Free kick taken by Chris Smalling.
James Tomkins challenges Javier Hernandez unfairly and gives away a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Mohamed Diame.
The referee books Matthew Jarvis for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Matthew Jarvis on Rafael Da Silva, free kick awarded.
Matthew Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Collison.
Chris Smalling fouled by Modibo Maiga, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Antonio Valencia.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Taylor on Adnan Januzaj.
Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line.
Clearance by James Tomkins.
Clearance made by Jonny Evans.
Javier Hernandez on for Danny Welbeck.
Centre by Ravel Morrison.
Jonny Evans makes a clearance.
Jonny Evans gets a header at goal. Blocked by Mark Noble.
The second half has started.
The ref blows to end the first period.
Clearance by Patrice Evra.
George McCartney manages to make a clearance.
Wayne Rooney takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Adrian makes a block.
David De Gea restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Matthew Jarvis.
Clearance made by James Collins.
Modibo Maiga is caught offside.
Patrice Evra makes a clearance.
Phil Jones makes a clearance.
James Collins takes the free kick.
Booking for Adnan Januzaj for unsporting behaviour.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Wayne Rooney.
Free kick taken by David De Gea.
James Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on David De Gea.
Antonio Valencia concedes a free kick for a foul on George McCartney.
Adnan Januzaj scores a right footed goal. Man Utd 2-0 West Ham.Danny Welbeck provided the assist for the goal.
Antonio Valencia delivers the ball.
Tom Cleverley restarts play with the free kick.
Modibo Maiga concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Jones.
Danny Welbeck scores with a left foot finish. Man Utd 1-0 West Ham.The assist for the goal came from Wayne Rooney.
Patrice Evra fouled by Mohamed Diame, the ref awards a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jonny Evans by Modibo Maiga results in a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Matthew Taylor.
Foul by Phil Jones on James Tomkins, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Adnan Januzaj.
Antonio Valencia has an effort at goal. Adrian parries the effort to safety.
The referee cautions Ravel Morrison for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by Ravel Morrison results in a free kick.
Adnan Januzaj has an effort at goal. James Tomkins gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adnan Januzaj by Mark Noble.
Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Smalling.
The ball is sent over by Antonio Valencia.
Ravel Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney.
Adnan Januzaj has an effort at goal. Blocked by Guy Demel.
Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.
Phil Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Modibo Maiga.
Unfair challenge on Jonny Evans by Mohamed Diame results in a free kick.
Matthew Jarvis fouled by Rafael Da Silva, the ref awards a free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Modibo Maiga.
Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.
Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Parried by Adrian back into danger.
Adnan Januzaj crosses the ball.
Clearance by George McCartney.
The game kicks-off.
Evra a fine leader - Moyes
Manchester United manager David Moyes has branded Patrice Evra one of the finest leaders he has ever come across.
Evra spoke with passion following Wednesday's Capital One Cup win over Stoke, laying bare his desire for United to click into top gear following their ropey start to the Premier League campaign, whilst at the same time acknowledging the pressures that come with being a player at Old Trafford.
The full-back has also been an inspiration with France as both Franck Ribery and Yohan Cabaye have testified already this season.
Moyes has also noticed what a powerful presence Evra is at Old Trafford, and what a galvanising impact he has on the dressing room.
"Patrice is one of the finest leaders around the dressing room that I have ever seen," said Moyes.
"He speaks well in everything he does and the way he speaks about the club is great.
"He is inspirational behind the scenes and reminds all the boys what their jobs and duties are.
"He knows we have to have a strong Manchester United. He demands. He doesn't think winning one game is it. He is saying no, we need to win all the games.
"He is great for me and obviously he has been great for the team because he has been a really top player for a long time now."
Yet it did seem Evra was surplus to requirements last summer when Moyes went back to Everton for Leighton Baines.
When Moyes finally accepted defeat on transfer deadline day, he launched an attempt to capture Fabio Coentrao on loan from Real Madrid.
Even though that move failed, it seemed Evra's time at United was drawing to a close.
Yet, Moyes insisted, Evra was told what the new manager was trying to do, and supported it completely.
"Pat was fully aware of what we were doing and he was for it," said Moyes.
"He said we always have to have competition at Manchester United; we always have to be getting better. Plus, he said I had to make sure I did what is right for the football club."
Evra has featured in all but one league game this season, five out of six in the Champions League and scored at the Britannia Stadium in midweek, as United booked a semi-final date with Sunderland.
And it is likely he will feature heavily in a festive programme that starts for United with a home game against West Ham, when they look to avoid losing three league matches on the trot at Old Trafford for the first time since 1979.
Evra highlighted a growing fear factor earlier this week.
However, on this subject, Moyes is in disagreement with the former Monaco man.
"The results have not been what we wanted," said Moyes.
"Because of that, words like nervy, vulnerability, anxious all come to mind.
"But I have never personally found that. The fans have backed the team.
"They know we need to play better and we need to score some more goals but it has not for the want of trying."
United will definitely be without Nani, who has joined an already lengthy injury list, with Moyes confirming the Portugal international will be out "for a few weeks" with a hamstring problem.
In contrast, Wayne Rooney "has a chance" of recovering from the groin strain that kept him out of the Stoke trip.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has praised the work Moyes is doing at United and feels his efforts so far have been undervalued.
Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford in the summer and the reigning Premier League champions are currently eighth after losing their last two home league games.
The Hammers, themselves struggling down in 17th place, visit Old Trafford on Saturday with Allardyce acknowledging the size of the job Moyes has after replacing an icon such as Ferguson.
"For him, at the moment I don't think it's quite as bad as everyone makes out," the Hammers boss said.
"(United are in the) semi-finals of the Capital One Cup, qualified (as) winners of their European group and unfortunately for him, (they are in) a league position that he wouldn't have wanted but obviously he'll face the task as he knew it was going to be a difficult takeover period from Sir Alex.
"Old Trafford particularly is where he wants it to be the fortress that Sir Alex always seemed to make it and on occasion that hasn't seemed to happen for him.
"David will be planning as always to get the right team out to beat us and go on from there. Like everybody says, the transition cannot happen overnight and it's like every manager, there's a transitional period that you've got to try and get through before you make your own mark on it."
Allardyce will be without skipper Kevin Nolan as he serves the final match of his three-game ban for his red card at Liverpool but former United youngster Ravel Morrison is in line for a recall to the starting line-up.
The 20-year-old left United to join West Ham in the summer of 2012 and has started making a name for himself at Upton Park, although Allardyce is keen for Saturday's game to be about more than Morrison.
When asked if the England Under-21 international may be looking to prove a point in the game, Allardyce replied: "If he is selected he probably will. My concern would be to say that if he does play and I do select him that he doesn't try and win the game by himself. This is a team game and you can't play as an individual because you're back at Old Trafford."
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