Declan Rice issues apology after West Ham’s 1-0 defeat to Man Utd

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Declan Rice has apologised to West Ham fans after his error in the FA Cup defeat to Manchester United on Tuesday.

The game at Old Trafford ended goalless after 90 minutes before McTominay’s goal in the first half of extra time sealed the victory for the Red devils.

Rice’s poor touch helped United’s counter attack which led to the winning goal, and the midfielder has issued an apology to supporters for his part in West Ham’s FA Cup exit.

‘Absolutely devastated. Really wanted to progress in this competition,’ Declan Rice wrote on Twitter. ‘Apologies for the goal, needed to be better.

‘Proud of the lads tonight, massive effort. Focus back on the league now! We go again.’

Meanwhile, David Moyes heaped praises on his players for their performance at Old Trafford and believed they deserved the chance of a penalty shootout.

‘That was really hard to take because the players played brilliantly well,’ Moyes told BBC Sport.

‘We lost a few players during the game and that was difficult. I don’t think we deserved to lose the game. We warranted the chance to go to penalty kicks.

‘One of our centre-backs was on the bench and felt his calf in the warm-up. Before we knew it we had a few players out. We didn’t play well in the first half – we know that. But we were playing a really good team in terrific form.

‘In extra-time we had one or two opportunities. I’m not going to look back on the goal conceded, I’ll look at how we played well. ‘The level these teams are at, United have got a really good team.’


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