Slaven Bilic shares what West Ham United staff reminded him of prior to Manchester United match

West Ham United Gate

West Ham United beat Manchester United 3-2 in their latest outing.

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has told the London Evening Standard that he considered making wholesale changes to his side for their match against Manchester United.

West Ham went into their match against the Red Devils on the back of a 4-1 defeat against Swansea City.

However, Bilic kept faith in his players, and made just one change to his line-up, with Victor Moses being replaced with Diafra Sakho.

Bilic claims that the reason he decided against making alterations was because his staff reminded him that they had gone 10 matches unbeaten prior to their match against United.

His decision proved to be the right one, as West Ham picked up a 3-2 victory over Louis van Gaal’s side.

And Bilic said: ”People have asked me if I considered making changes to the team, especially after the bitter disappointment of the 4-1 defeat by Swansea.

“You always consider changes after a defeat and, yes, I thought about it. I talked to my staff who reminded me that, before the Swansea match, we had gone 10 games unbeaten in the Premier League with mostly the same system.”

West Ham picked up the victory over United in dramatic circumstances.

The Hammers went behind in the second half when Anthony Martial netted a brace, but they fought back to ensure that they won the last competitive match at Upton Park.

West Ham scored two late goals through Michail Antonio and Winston Reid to collect the three points, and move back up to sixth place in the Premier League table. 

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