Saturday 21 July 2018

Video: Danny Dyer's pre-match clip comes back to haunt him as Man United beat West Ham

Danny Dyer made a bold prediction before West Ham's FA Cup semi-final
Danny Dyer made a bold prediction before West Ham's FA Cup semi-final

Callum Davis

Danny Dyer was made to eat his words on Wednesday evening after Manchester United made his bold prediction look rather foolish.

The professional cockney actor was in attendance at Upton Park to enjoy the last ever FA Cup tie to be hosted at the Boleyn Ground.

A whole host of celebrity fans were in attendance for the final cup game before West Ham's move to the Olympic stadium; including fellow cockney, Ray Winstone.

Minutes before the start of the game, Dyer was asked for his prediction ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final replay.

And in typically brash style, the Eastenders actor reckoned his beloved Hammers would make short work of Manchester United.

"It's going to be 2-0 West Ham, because we're the greatest team on the earth at the moment."

"Manchester United are finished, ta-ta, Ferguson's gone: we're going to Wembley!"

However in a thrilling encounter at the Boleyn Ground, goals from Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini ensured Manchester United booked a semi-final encounter with Everton.

James Tomkins' header gave West Ham hope to set up a nervy finish in East London, but a series of saves from David De Gea ensured the final FA Cup game at the Boleyn Ground would be a defeat for the Hammers.

Marcus Rashford continued his impressive debut season in the Premier League, neatly putting United ahead with a clinical finish into the top corner of the net.

Louis van Gaal was quick to praise the 18 year-old's impact on the side: "He is a very focussed on his work and that I admire when you are so young and so much attention now,” said Van Gaal.

Manchester United now face Everton in the FA Cup semi-final where the winner will face one of either Crystal Palace or Watford.

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