Man United boss admits West Ham loss has handed momentum to rivals

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has come out to admit his frustration at the missed opportunity to secure a top four spot following his side’s 3-2 defeat to West Ham United.

The Red Devils went into the match knowing that their opponents would go all out given that it was their final time playing at Boleyn Ground before their move to the Olympic Stadium next season.

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The Hammers went into half-time 1-0 up courtesy of a goal from Diafra Sakho, but a brace from United forward Anthony Martial turned the game on its head.

However, West Ham managed to pull off a huge comeback thanks to strikes from Michail Antonio and Winston Reid to end the match at 3-2.

Van Gaal revealed that his side’s failure to pick all all three points will be seen as a huge blow to their top four chances as the future of the club is once again out of their hands.

“It is the same story, we don’t have it in our hands but it is still possible, we can still catch Manchester City because they have to beat Swansea and that’s not so easy for them,” he is quoted by Sky Sports

“Bournemouth (on Sunday) is also not easy because we have to cope with this big disappointment. When you a 1-0 behind and you change it to 2-1 and then lose again it’s a mental blow.”