West Ham winger Felipe Anderson has admitted that his goal against Manchester United was instinctive.

Speaking to West Ham TV, Anderson revealed that he instinctively provided the deft touch which resulted in the first goal.

Anderson vs. Man United

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Felipe Anderson of West Ham United celebrates with Andriy Yarmolenko after scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 29, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

It was another special display from Anderson, who opened the scoring on the way to a 3-1 victory over Man United.

The skilful Brazilian got on the score sheet after just five minutes to put West Ham into an early lead.

Pablo Zabaleta crossed the ball into the box and Anderson got their first. He let the ball come across his body and decided to go with an innovative back-heel flick, which ended up in the back of the net.

After that, Anderson had a good game and helped out defensively as well as moving forward.


Anderson’s words

Anderson said that he always enjoys scoring but was particularly pleased with yesterday’s effort.

It was a goal which required a lot of skill and Anderson did admit there was an element of luck to it. He said that on another day, that might not come off.

Speaking to West Ham TV (as reported and translated by whufc.com), the 25-year-old said:

“I’m always happy when I score, but when it comes to such a goal, the joy is greater. I didn’t have time to think, because I was making the move to enter the box when I saw Pablo’s cross and I had to react immediately.

“The last touch is always instinctive, although sometimes results in a more difficult move. Luckily, in this case I could finish it.”

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