Manchester United entertained West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium earlier this evening as they looked to secure a good result at home in the Premier League. The Red Devils made a bright start to the game and took the lead over the Hammers in the 38th minute as Marcus Rashford found the back of the net with a beautiful header. Erik Ten Hag’s men controlled the game well and went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
The hosts did well defending their half and securing the clean sheet in the second 45 minutes as West Ham put on attacking pressure eager to equalise. However, the game ended in favour of Man United with a narrow 1-0 victory.
Let’s take a look at how each player fared during the match against West Ham United in this home encounter.
GK: David Dea – 8/10
The Spanish keeper made a couple of solid saves during the game and secured a well-deserved clean sheet today as he gave out a strong performance saving his side.
RB: Diogo Dalot– 7/10
Dalot made a couple of important clearances at the back and remained a threat going forward as he made some decisive passes in the attacking third.
CB: Harry Maguire – 7/10
The club captain made a few crucial defensive contributions and did well to clear his lines when the opposition were on the front foot.
CB: Lisandro Martinez – 7/10
The Argentinian centre-back was relentless at the back and wasn’t afraid to make some hard-bound tackles as he kept the West Ham attackers in check.
LB: Luke Shaw – 7/10
He was solid when defending at the back and made some dangerous runs down the left flank.
CM: Casemiro – 7/10
He created a lot of inviting chances for others around him and did well to find the back of the net in the 78th minute.
CM: Christian Eriksen – 8/10
He was dangerous going forward into the final third and proved his worth after delivering a fantastic ball inside the penalty box which was headed into the goal by Rashford before being replaced with Fred in the 79th minute.
CAM: – Bruno Fernandes 7/10
The Portugal international orchestrated a few good chances for his teammates but lacked productivity in front of the goal.
RW: Anthony Elanga – 6.5/10
Elanga made a few runs down the right flank but couldn’t create as many chances to make a difference.
ST: Cristiano Ronaldo – 7/10
The Portuguese star caused a few problems for the opposition defenders, he did everything but score today.
LW: Marcus Rashford – 8/10
Rashford gave his side the all-important lead early in the game and was a real menace down the left flank as he scored his 100th goal for Manchester United in this home encounter.
Manchester United Substitutes:
CM: Scott McTominay – 6/10
He came off the bench and did well distributing the ball to his teammates while providing defensive cover to the backline.
CM: Fred – 6/10
He invited one decent chance inside the penalty box as he headed in Casemiro’s delivery which unfortunately hit the post and deflected away.