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last gasp Ralf Rangnick sounds the rallying cry after dramatic late winner for Manchester United

Super-sub Marcus Rashford struck a dramatic stoppage-time winner as United broke West Ham hearts and lifted the roof off Old Trafford

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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford scores the winning goal REUTERS/Phil Noble

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford scores the winning goal REUTERS/Phil Noble

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford scores the winning goal REUTERS/Phil Noble

Interim Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick believes his side's dramatic 1-0 win against West Ham could be a turning point in their season, as they leapfrogged over the Hammers in thrilling fashion.

Super-sub Marcus Rashford struck a dramatic stoppage-time winner as United broke West Ham hearts and lifted the roof off Old Trafford, reviving memories of the days when United snatched late winners during Alex Ferguson's reign as manager.

It was a memorable end to what looked set to end in a drab goalless draw between two sides that failed to muster a shot on target between them in the first half, yet United found a way to win and Rangnick saluted their late winner.

"Quite rightly the boys were celebrating. They know what a massive win this was," declared Rangnick, after a win that saw his side leap about West Ham and into fourth place in the Premier League standings.

"Those are the best kind of wins when the other team has not time to come back. We are extremely happy with the performance and the level of physicality we played with bearing in mind we played three days ago at Brentford.

"We didn't always find the best solutions in the final third. In the last 20 minutes we had too many shots on goal when there was no realistic chance to score. We needed to be a bit more patient, but in the end it was about taking all three points.

"We had to take some risks in the last 15 minutes but in the end I wanted to show the players it is about winning this game and I'm more than happy we scored the goal in the last minute.

"The red army's support during the game was amazing. I can only say thank you to all the fans.

"It's always good but today was massive and they were also aware of how important this game was. They pushed us through the whole game."

Rashford has come under fire for some of his performances in recent months, but this was a golden moment for the England striker.

"It is obviously an important goal and such late on is an amazing feeling," said Rashford. "We have to use that winning feeling. We could have been a bit better on the ball but managed to get the goal we needed and can use that as motivation now.

"When there are two teams so close together in the table, both are fighting to be in front of one another and today we managed to get there. We are sitting fourth now, some teams have games to play, but it is nice to be in that position.

"The wins are what's important, when you get wins, consecutive wins, you can really start to go on a run and that is what gives everyone confidence.

"We have had a difficult week, there have been many games in one week, so the break is needed. It'll be good for us."

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