David Moyes says Manchester United are heading into Tuesday's derby with Manchester City at Old Trafford full of confidence after back-to-back wins.United, out of the title race after a poor domestic season, followed up their Champions League victory over Olympiakos with a 2-0 win at West Ham.
City, who will move three points behind leaders Chelsea with a win, beat United 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium in September.
United trail neighbours City, who are third in the Premier League table, by 12 points, with Moyes's side having played two games more.
The derby is United's first league game back at Old Trafford since they were soundly beaten 3-0 by Liverpool on 16 March.
But United bounced back from that setback to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals after overturning a 2-0 first leg deficit against Greek champions Olympiakos before winning comfortably at West Ham.
Wayne Rooney scored both goals at Upton Park, his first a spectacular lob from just inside the Hammers' half which had shades of David Beckham's memorable finish from the halfway line for United against Wimbledon in 1996.
"For Wayne to notice the goalkeeper was out of his box when the ball was played up to him, it was just a great piece of skill, great ability and the execution was fantastic," added Moyes.
"I think everybody flashed back to Beckham's goal. There are similarities.
Man Utd's all-time goalscorers249 - Sir Bobby Charlton
237 - Denis Law
212 - Wayne Rooney
211 - Jack Rowley
179 - Dennis Viollet, George Best
"We were excellent against West Ham and the only disappointment was we didn't score more."Rooney's second goal lifted the 28-year-old to third in United's all-time top scorers list on 212, behind Sir Bobby Charlton (249) and Denis Law (237).
But he said his sublime first goal against West Ham was not as special as the stunning overhead kick winner he scored against City in February 2011.
"It was a nice goal and it put us 1-0 up," he told BBC Sport about his finish from just inside the West Ham half.
"I remember Beckham's goal, it was one of the most iconic goals in Premier League history.
"That was a great strike but they are two different goals. His was on the floor, mine was on the volley."
Looking ahead to the derby with City, Rooney added: "It's an exciting game and hopefully we'll get the result."