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Player Ratings: West Ham vs Manchester United

West Ham 1 vs 3 Manchester United | Premier League | Player Ratings

Dean Henderson: 7

What a match to make your full Premier League debut for Manchester United in. With all the emotion of conceding and getting back into the game, he didn’t get wrapped up into it. His saves were important and his long pass that opened up the game for the equaliser was sublime.

Defence

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 6

Once again Wan Bissaka seemed to be positionally suspect when both crosses and set pieces come into the box. But the part of his game you can’t doubt is his leg reach when slide tackling. His recovery tackle in the second half deserved applause – outstanding defender.

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Victor Lindelof: 6

Up against the likes of Sebastian Haller, everyone was worried about how it may pan out. In the first half both centre backs were caught flat footed by West Ham’s counter attacks. However as United grew, the defenders grew in quality too, Lindelof even beat Haller in the air a couple times… Crazy!

Harry Maguire: 6

Harry Maguire’s game really came alive in the second half when Marcus Rashford was introduced. The passes he played in that channel were essential when trying to break down West Ham’s low block. On top of that he dominated the air largely apart from the goal that was conceded at the back post.

Alex Telles: 6

Alex Telles started the game quite shakily. He seemed unable to keep up with the movement and guile of Jarrod Bowen. However, just like Manchester United in the second half, he took control. He also managed to get his first Manchester United assist with the cross in for Mason Greenwood.

Midfield

Scott McTominay: 5

The main problem United had in the first half was the inability to keep possession. Scott McTominay played a big part in that, his sloppiness put us on the back foot for the whole 45 minutes. In the second half he got his act together and was more cute with his passing.

Paul Pogba: 7

The World Cup winner was back in the starting line up this evening after missing the last few games due to injury. He honestly started the game like a man that had been on the sidelines for a while. But Paul Pogba’s quality shone through with an excellent finish which set the score level. A good game from the Frenchman, long may it continue.

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Donny van de Beek: 5

Van de Beek just failed to get into the game. For someone who’s so good at exploiting space, West Ham gave him very little therefore he did very little. He was substituted after 45 minutes.

Attack

Anthony Martial: 4

Martial’s poor form continues. Today wasn’t his day, he had very little service but when he did get the ball it wouldn’t stick. Not his best night.

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Edinson Cavani: 5

Really couldn’t get into the game just like Anthony Martial. Along with Van de Beek the Uruguayan striker only lasted 45 minutes.

Mason Greenwood: 7

Greenwood suffered from the same lack of ball that both Cavani and Martial had to deal with in the first half. However in the second, the fluidity of Manchester United’s play allowed him to move centrally and grab a much needed goal that put him ahead. Back on the scoresheet, let’s hope it kickstarts his season.

Substitutes

Marcus Rashford: 8

Rashford’s form has been brilliant recently. He’s now back to beating opponents on the dribble something he was so good at in the past but seemed to omit from his game. As soon as he came on, he stretched West Ham with his runs in behind. His movement to get beyond the Hammers’ defence allowed the likes of Mata, Fernandes and Pogba to enjoy more space which got us into the game.

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Bruno Fernandes: 7

Again Bruno Fernandes is a man that catalysed Manchester United attacks. When him and Rashford came on they lifted the team and inspired the comeback. Fernandes showing once again how pivotal he is to this United team.

Juan Mata: 7

Juan Mata came on for the injured Anthony Martial and his impact was instant as he linked play and lifted the tempo of United’s play. His pass for Rashford’s goal was beautiful.

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