Here are our Manchester United player ratings from their late 1-0 win against West Ham United in the Premier League. Marcus Rashford came to Manchester United’s rescue as he tapped in a 93rd-minute winner to seal the three points.
This win will put Manchester United into the top 4 for the time being. Of course, Spurs and Arsenal could change that with a win today. United have now lost only one of their last thirteen games since the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
It was a game that lacked attacking quality from both sides. The two teams only managed 4 shots on target between them. A stale first half came to a 0-0 ending with both teams failing to get a shot on target.
The home side looked in control of most of the game. West Ham never looked like threatening to David De Gea’s goal. Ralf Rangnick’s side showed a lot more urgency in the second half and his substitutions came good. All three substitutes, Rashford, Cavani, and Martial combined to hand the home side their winner.
United scored in the last minute of stoppage time as Telles’ long ball headed down by Fredericks into Ronaldo’s path. Ronaldo fed the ball to Martial who was in front of him, Martial then slipped in Cavani down the left-hand side. Cavani’s first time ball across the face of the goal was met by Rashford on the far post. He will not score many easier goals than this.
David Moyes has never managed to beat his former employers in the Premier League at Old Trafford. He has not played 15 games against the Red Devils at Old Trafford without a win.
Manchester United player ratings vs West Ham
David De Gea: 6/10
One of the rare nights where he had nothing much to do. A spectator for most of the game. Made a decent save off Rice’s deflected cross in the 90th minute.
Diego Dalot: 8/10
A candidate for man of the match. Looked promising going forward and linked up well with Greenwood down the right-hand side.
Raphael Varane: 7/10
Solid at the heart of the defense for the Red Devils. Almost scored his first goal in a United shirt as he headed over the bar from a corner.
Harry Maguire: 7/10
Fared well on his return to the first team. Dominant in the air and made some good tackles in the early minutes.
Alex Telles: 6/10
Was involved in an interesting battle with Jared Bowen. Grew into the game and put some decent crosses in the second half.
Should have done better with his chance in the 49th minute. Worked hard for the team in the midfield.
Scott McTominay: 6/10
Did not improve on his man-of-the-match performance against Brentford. At the same time, he did not make any mistakes. Average performance for the Scottish midfielder.
Bruno Fernandes: 7/10
Tried a little too much at times. Almost found Ronaldo with a delicious cross in the first half. Grew into the game as it went on.
Mason Greenwood: 5/10
The youngster needs to bring his head up while playing. Too selfish at times. Got into some decent positions but did not release the ball.
Anthony Elanga: 6/10
Not his best game in a United shirt. Failed to get into the game and was taken off for Rashford in the 62nd minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo: 6/10
Drifted deep to receive the ball. Left visibly frustrated at his teammate’s inability to bring him into the game.
Marcus Rashford: 6/10
Scored the all-important winner but did little other than that. Two goals in two games off the bench should boost his confidence.
Anthony Martial: 6/10
Looked dangerous since arriving from the bench. Played a part in United’s winner.
Edinson Cavani: 6/10
Set up Rashford with a first-time ball for the goal.
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