West Ham captain urges squad to put in a special performance on Tuesday

Mark Noble

Despite their loss to Swansea City yesterday, West Ham United have been hugely impressive this season and continue to push for a European spot.

West Ham United captain Mark Noble has spoken to Sky Sports about his disappointment in his side's loss to Swansea City, but hopes that the Hammers can bounce back against Manchester United on Tuesday night with a 'special' performance.

Slaven Bilic's men were outplayed in their 4-1 defeat to the Welsh club and Noble has urged his side to respond against the Red Devils.

"I'm not going to dwell on it because we've been fantastic this year," Noble said. "We've had two or three games this whole season like that. We're still fighting and we're still in a fantastic position, so let's not forget where we've come from. We've improved massively this year. We're itching to get back out there and put things right, of course we are. It's the last game ever at this place and it's going to be special."

Yesterday's defeat ended the Hammers' hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, but they are still very much in contention for a Europa League spot.

They face a tricky trip to the Britannia to take on Stoke City on the final day of the season, and will have to win that as well as the Manchester United game to ensure European qualification.

Noble spoke of his pride at playing every game this season for the Hammers, and commented on what a fantastic season they have had:

"I've played in every game this year and we've done fantastic and we need to get back to winning ways on Tuesday."

Whatever happens this season, West Ham fans will surely be happy with their performances, and they have most certainly improved under the stewardship of Bilic.

The match against Manchester United will be the last ever game at Upton Park, and the players and fans will be hoping they can draw on the 112 years of fantastic memories and produce one more great performance.

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