Slaven Bilic shares mood in West Ham dressing room after Manchester United draw

Slaven Bilic

West Ham United drew 1-1 away at Manchester United today.

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic said his dressing room is 'very silent' after the 1-1 FA Cup draw against Manchester United earlier today, as quoted by Four Four Two.

The Hammers went into the game having hammered Blackburn Rovers 5-1 in the last round, and many felt they would leave Old Trafford with a win, having claimed victories in each of their last three games against Sunderland, Tottenham and Everton.

Dimitri Payet's stunning 30-yard free kick gave West Ham the lead in the 68th minute, bending a superb strike past the despairing dive of David de Gea and in off the post.

However, West Ham were pegged back 15 minutes later, as Anthony Martial volleyed home to earn United a replay away at Upton Park, with a place in the semi-finals - alongside Crystal Palace, Everton and Watford - up for grabs.

After the game, Hammers boss Slaven Bilic spoke to the press, and was quoted by Four Four Two as saying that he fancies his side to win the replay, just as they did with Liverpool earlier in the campaign.

Bilic also spoke about the mood amongst his players, revealing that his dressing room as 'very silent' after only claiming a 1-1 draw away at Manchester United - and Bilic believes that is a sign of the progress West Ham are making under him this season.

"We played a really good game and I'm a little bit gutted because of the time we conceded the goal," said Bilic. "We could have held on for 1-0 and on counter-attacks I was expecting to create one, two or three more clear-cut chances. Our dressing room was, and still is, very silent. I'm not over the moon, but it means we are moving in a good direction.

"Here, it is very hard to play with 75,000 fans and this atmosphere. Manchester United are a different team when they play away and don't have that confidence. It [the replay] is going to be a tough game, but I fancy us because we are going to be even more confident.

"With the history of our stadium it's going to be another historic game and you can't ask for more, but to make history we have to beat them - we won't put it in the books if we lose the last game. It's going to be another epic home FA Cup match and we couldn't ask for more, it's like Spielberg!" he added.

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