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Praise is pouring in for Manchester United right back Rafael. Rafael played a key role in keeping West Ham United at bay as the club secured a 1-0 win over the Hammers to stay top of the league. Rafael was one of the key defenders throughout the match against a big physical opponent.

Sir Alex Ferguson says he is ready for another title fight with Manchester City. United maintained their lead at the top of the table with a win over West Ham, with City the closest challengers to the Old Trafford club as they seek to retain their Premier League crown.

Midfielder Michael Carrick has urged Manchester United to show a greater killer instinct. United secured a 1-0 win over West Ham to stay top of the table but Carrick has suggested the win could have been a lot more comfortable if United had been deadlier in front of goal.

Manchester United could swoop for Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil. The German midfielder is reportedly considering leaving the club as he is not in the first team plans of manager Jose Mourinho. He would fit nicely into the United midfield as a long term replacement for Paul Scholes or Ryan Giggs.

Talented Ajax front man Viktor Vischer has issued a come and get me plea to Manchester United by stating he is not in a hurry to sign a new contract at the Dutch club. The 18-year-old striker has not signed a new deal with the club with expected re-negotiations to take place in January.

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has revealed the side talked about position as the most important way to keep out West Ham. Evans starred in a 1-0 win and says the manager has urged the defence to go back to basics in terms of position with United regularly falling behind in games this season.

Manchester United would be 13th in the Premier League table without Robin Van Persie. The Dutch striker’s goals have enabled United to maintain a place at the top of the table and the stat goes a long way to proving Van Persie’s doubters wrong since he joined the club.

Manchester United are set to miss out on Malaga star Isco. United were thought to be in a battle with Manchester City to sign the talented midfielder but reports from Spain are suggesting he is about to sign a new long term contract with the Spanish giants. The club have confirmed they are in talks with the player.

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