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Saturday 19 October 2019

Pell: I've finally made it West Ham 'united'

Manuel Pellegrini
Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini believes he's finally united the West Ham fans behind him and the club.

Hammers supporters sung their manager's name for the first time since he took over in the summer as they made it four wins on the spin at Fulham last weekend.

They host Watford today looking for a fifth straight victory for the first time since 2006 and are closing in on a European spot - which appeared unthinkable as they lost their first four matches this season.

Yet Pellegrini's biggest achievement may just be pulling together a fanbase whose anger at poor performances and the unpopular move to the London Stadium spilled over at times last term.

"Maybe we are starting some good days at West Ham, and we have to try and keep it that way until the end of the season," said Pellegrini.

"The fans are loud in the stadium and the players are playing with more trust, but what is important is that we finish the season in the spot that this club deserves.

"The better we can play, the fans will be more happy. It is very important to have them behind the team."

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