Two Paul Pogba penalty gives Manchester United needed the win after a 2-1 victory over West Ham in the Premier League encounter at Old Trafford on Saturday night clash.
France international converted after Robert Snodgrass was deemed to have fouled Juan Mata in the first half and when Ryan Fredericks brought down Anthony Martial in the 80th minute.
But West Ham were
the better side for large parts of the contest.
They should have taken the lead in the ninth minute when Felipe Anderson's effort was incorrectly ruled out for offside,
before the Brazilian deservedly equalised shortly after half-time by converting Manuel Lanzini's cross at the back post.
With the score at 1-1, Michail Antonio smashed a shot from the edge of the box off the crossbar and had a header excellently saved by David de Gea.
The win sees Manchester United, who had lost their last two games, climb to fifth, two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea who play Liverpool on Sunday.