David Gold admits he was inconsolable after Manchester United loss

David Gold

West Ham United were beaten 2-1 by the Red Devils in the FA Cup last week.

West Ham United owner David Gold has admitted he was inconsolable following his side’s loss to Manchester United, in comments to the club’s official website.

The Hammers had been eyeing an FA Cup success this season as the perfect send off for the Boleyn Ground this season.

Instead Louis van Gaal’s side ended those hopes in midweek as they ran out 2-1 winners in their quarterfinal clash at Upton Park.

It was a hugely disappointing for Slaven Bilic’s side, who could have been among the favourites to win it had they gone through, and Gold admits he was inconsolable following the defeat.

“We are all disappointed by the Manchester United result and I was inconsolable after the game,” he told whufc.com.

“But we have to be honest and admit that we were beaten by a United team who played above anything I have seen this season and it was probably their best performance.”

“I was hugely disappointed that we could not get to Wembley again as I felt we could have won the trophy. The key thing now is that we bounce back straight away.”

West Ham must now turn their attention back to the Premier League as they seek to secure a top four finish.

Their hopes have been dashed in that regard also in recent weeks, with them currently sitting seven and eight points behind Arsenal and Manchester City respectively.

With six games left to play though, there are plenty of points left to win, and they will be keen to ensure that the race for the Champions League is one that goes right down to the wire this season.

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