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Who was United's star man? Here's our shortlist...

Ryan Giggs
Phil Jones
Rafael
Chris Smalling

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16/01/2013 22:24, Report by Adam Marshall

Vote: Man of the Match

United are safely through to the fourth round of the FA Cup following a 1-0 replay victory against West Ham at Old Trafford.

There were some eye-catching performances and we have produced a short-list of four for the man of the match award.

Sir Alex Ferguson hailed his two centre-backs, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, as magnificent. "I could not be more pleased," he said afterwards.

Both defenders excelled and showed the understanding they built up with England at Under-21 level. Another member of the back-four, Rafael, is also on our list after a typically energetic performance.

One man who was impossible to ignore was Ryan Giggs, who produced a midfield masterclass. Fittingly, it was he who had the ball at the final whistle as he dictated matters for much of the 90 minutes.

Who will you vote for in our Man of the Match poll?

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