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Player Ratings: Manchester United vs West Ham United

Manchester United vs West Ham 1-1| Player Ratings

David De Gea: 6

He would’ve hoped for a quieter evening after his nightmare at Wembley which is what he got. His record saving penalties isn’t great, so there was no great expectation that he would save Antonio’s.

Defence

Timothy Fosu Mensah: 5

Playing this time out at right back, Fosu Mensaywas given another opportunity to write himself into Ole’s plans. Seeing as he was substituted at half time with no mention of an injury pretty much hints at his performance. Didn’t really provide what we hoped going forward and his rash challenge led to the incident that resulted in a penalty. A night to forget for the Dutchman.

Victor Lindelöf: 6.5

Lindelof was more commanding in his performance this time out. Michail Antonio, clearly identified the Swede as someone he could exploit with his strength. Lindelöf was more than a match for West Ham’s man of the moment.

Harry Maguire: 6.5

A solid showing for our captain. While he did dwell on the ball at times, he seemed to win every header in a relaxed performance.

Brandon Williams: 6

Unlike Fosu Mensah I felt Brandon had a more positive performance. However I feel he’s insistence on coming inside on his right foot is a hinderance in terms of our attacking play.

Midfield

Nemanja Matic: 5.5

Matic didn’t have a great performance. As that link between midfield and attack, I felt his dithering on the ball meant we couldn’t flex our attacking muscles. It was a stark contrast as to what he was doing some weeks ago which was getting the ball forward to hurt teams.

Paul Pogba: 5

What even was that? Paul Pogba’s poor decision to turn into a goalkeeper and save his face from a Declan Rice with his hands. And really that captured the essence of his performance today. It was a lot of half efforts and things were done at a slow pace from the Frenchman.

Bruno Fernandes: 4

Very poor from Bruno Fernandes, he didn’t look at the races in all honesty. Very sloppy in possession and he was slipping all over the place. Extremely disappointing from someone who has carried us since January.

Attack

Mason Greenwood: 7

Perhaps our best attacker, he was always open to receive the ball deep and ended up scoring a brilliant goal. However, saying that his link play was sloppy at times.

Marcus Rashford: 4

Marcus Rashford was the sloppiest in possession for me. He didn’t take on his man with any conviction and was pocketed by an academy product in Ben Johnson. From his passing to his heading, to his shooting and dribbling it was a below average performance from Rashford.

Anthony Martial: 6

He didn’t get on the ball much but was positive when he did get on it. Provided Greenwood with an assist.

Substitutes

Aaron Wan Bissaka: 6

Came on and changed the dynamic of our right hand side by providing an attacking outlet.

Odion Ighalo: n/a

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