Marouane Fellaini says he knew Anthony Martial would miss the target with his second-half shot and that is why he was on hand to turn the ball home on Wednesday night.
The Manchester United midfielder, who was impressive throughout the 2-1 win over West Ham, was on hand to divert the ball past Darren Randolph from close range after Martial’s shot flashed across the six-yard box.
Fellaini scored Manchester United’s second via his knee in the win over the Hammers on Wednesday, securing their place in the FA Cup semi-final against Everton.
The Belgian’s goal was fortunate, with the ball hitting the midfielder after his close friend Martial miscued his shot with his right foot.
“I knew he [Martial] would miss because it was his left foot!” Fellaini told MUTV. “I was stood in front of the goal and I just put my knee out towards the target. It was important in the end.
“It’s always nice to score; it’s good for confidence. Now we have a game on Saturday which we have to win in front of our home supporters.”
On facing his former club in the semi-final, Fellaini added: “When I was at Everton eight years ago, we played the semi-final against United and we won, so this time I hope I am on the winning side again.
“At a club like Manchester United, we have to win something. I think all the players want to do that this season.”