Slaven Bilic shares the message he gave West Ham United's players before Manchester United match

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West Ham United are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table.

Slaven Bilic has informed TalkSPORT that he told West Ham United’s players that their season has been a good one regardless of their outcome of their match against Manchester United yesterday.

West Ham went into the contest with the pressure on, as the match was the last competitive game to ever be played at Upton Park.

However, Bilic was keen to relax his players, and he said to them to remember how much progress they had made this term.

“It was the last game at this stadium and - don’t get me wrong - I said to the players however it finished it would be a great season," he revealed. "But we didn’t want to lose or to not win in the last game in this fantastic stadium.”

Bilic’s team talk certainly seemed to work, as West Ham picked up the three points against United in a pulsating encounter.

The Hammers were the better team for large portions of the match, but it appeared that they could have been on the end of a harsh scoreline when Anthony Martial scored twice in the second half to give the Red Devils a 2-1 lead.

West Ham responded when they were put on the back foot, though, and late strikes from Michail Antonio and Winston Reid ensured that Bilic’s side got the victory.

The Hammers are now in a commanding position as they look to claim a top six point, and a win on the final day of the season will confirm their place in Europe for next season.

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