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Player Ratings: Manchester United 0-1 West Ham

Manchester United 0-1 West Ham | Carabao Cup 3rd Round

Manchester United are knocked out of the league cup at the first hurdle by an early West Ham goal. Manuel Lanzini’s goal sees the Hammers pick up their first win at Old Trafford since 2007.

Awful defending best describes the goal that was conceded as Ryan Fredricks glided past Alex Telles before finding Lanzini unmarked in the box.

The Reds fought hard but their efforts went in rewarded.

Dean Henderson: 6

Barring West Ham’s opener and a few late saves, it was a vastly untroubled return to the starting line up for Henderson.

Defence

Diogo Dalot: 7

The Portuguese right-back was kept at the club to challenge. His performance suggested he’s more than capable, a constant threat on the right-hand side, Dalot can hold his head high.

Eric Bailly: 6

Another return to the line-up, another steady performance. Bailly could’ve and maybe should’ve scored one of his headed opportunities but it wasn’t meant to be.

Victor Lindelof: 6

Was virtually unchallenged but looked comfortable when called upon defensively.

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Alex Telles: 3

The Brazilian was caught half asleep for the only goal of the game and didn’t contribute very much to the whole game. A disappointing performance.

Midfield

Nemanja Matic: 5

Matic seemed to be a beacon for a lot of sloppiness from United all of the park. While he performed defensively, going forward his wayward passing was a concern.

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Donny van de Beek: 7

Donny played next to Matic in midfield but played like a man with something to prove. His energy was relentless and he was very tidy on the ball, taking care of possession. A strong audition for starting lineups.

Juan Mata: 4

As his time on the pitch wore on its clear to see that his legs were going slightly. That takes nothing away from the way he started. He was quite sharp but just lacked a little dynamism.

Attack

Jesse Lingard: 4

Following his heroics, on the weekend vs the same opposition, you can’t help but be disappointed with Lingard today. He seemed to be trying to steal the headlines at every opportunity by opting to shoot from distance rather than slip in a teammate.

Anthony Martial: 3

There was a spell in the game where Martial did have a number of chances which he failed to make the most of. While the Frenchman was starved of, he struck the figure of a man whose days at Old Trafford were numbered.

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Jadon Sancho: 5

Sancho once again showed glimpses of the player he promised he could be with his performances in Germany however, he just couldn’t gel with his teammates and was a touch sloppy in possession.

Substitutes

Mason Greenwood: 6

Bruno Fernandes: 5

Anthony Elanga: 6

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