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Rio Ferdinand backs Manchester United for top four finish

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has backed his former club to win their remaining two Premier League fixtures and qualify for next season's Champions League competition. 

Ferdinand tweeted the Red Devils after Arsenal held Manchester City to a 2-2 draw at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon. 

Yesterday's result leaves United on course to claim a place in Europe's elite competition, but they must secure all three points against West Ham United at Upton Park on Tuesday evening. 


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Louis van Gaal and co. certainly won't be underestimating the fixture despite the Hammers' 4-1 loss to Swansea City on home soil on Saturday. 

The fixture, of course, represents West Ham's final ever Premier League game at Upton Park, so there's every chance that Slaven Bilic's side will want to put on a show in front of their supporters. 

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Ferdinand takes to Twitter 

But Ferdinand, who played for both Manchester United and West Ham during his fine career, has backed the former to qualify for the Champions League, claiming that it's where they need to be. 

He tweeted: "@ManUtd it is now in your hands....@ChampionsLeague football is where the club needs to be. I believe!"

Huge win at Carrow Road 

Before City played host to Arsenal, Van Gaal's side secured a crucial 1-0 victory over strugglers Norwich City. 

The Red Devils were by no means at their best - they failed to create a significant amount of chances - but they got the job done and will now believe that they can get over the line. 

It was Spaniard Juan Mata who scored the only goal of the game and he has insisted that the players won't rest on their laurels in the pursuit of success. 

As per the Manchester Evening News, the technically gifted playmaker stated: “We are in good spirits after winning in Carrow Road. With Norwich fighting against relegation, it wasn't the most beautiful game we've played; it was a tough one, but in the second half we showed that we wanted those three points.

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“I was lucky to help the team with a goal. Saturday's goal shows that we are eager to keep working, that we remain confident until the end. It may turn profitable when the season is over.

“It was a very important win to keep us in the fight for the Champions League, even more after the draw between City and Arsenal.


“There is no time for celebrations though, since we have another game as difficult as the one on Saturday, or even more.

"It's against West Ham. It's going to be special: the last official game at the Boleyn Ground, where West Ham has been playing for 112 years. With that image of Sir Bobby Moore, it's a place that breathes English football... it will be an honour to be there and try to get the last win."

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