Even in a season where nothing much has gone right for Louis van Gaal, Manchester United booked a place at Wembley for an FA Cup semi-final against Everton later this season.
Goals from Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini were enough to see the Red Devils through even as James Tomkins pulled one back for the Hammers.
And after the game, the manager opened up about his delight at securing a place in the semi-final of the competition.
Van Gaal has not won a single trophy at Old Trafford in his two years but with none of the bigger clubs holding onto a place in the FA Cup, United will go to Wembley as one of the favorites to win the trophy.
The Dutchman who had successful spells at Bayern, Ajax and Barcelona was thrilled at the prospect of having a chance to lift his first piece of silverware in-charge of the English franchise.
“I do my work, I do my utmost best and everywhere I have worked I have won something,” he said in the press conference after the game.
The manager has in the past been criticized for not snatching the moment and not acting at the right time but he dismissed all such critics and said that he was not a ‘lousy manager’.
“A lot of things have been changed at all the clubs where I have worked and because of that, I am here. I am selected by Manchester United because I am not a lousy manager,” he added.
The biggest problem for the manager has been the consistency of his team on the field.
He has not been able to string results together and that has hampered their league form where they are currently struggling in the 5th place a few points away from Manchester City in 4th place.
But Van Gaal insisted that he has always had a habit of winning trophies and that he will try and take full advantage of this opportunity to give Untied their first trophy in three years.
“For me, it is a desire (to win the FA Cup). I want to win because I have won everywhere where I have worked,” he said.
The Dutchman also went on to praise his team and also the fans for their continuous support for the team.
He said that his team have done extremely well to get a result at Upton Park, where the Hammers have not lost since August.
“But I am not important, the fans are important and the players are important because they won here at West Ham, who have not lost at home since August,” he added.