PLAYER RATINGS: Manchester United Trash West Ham 4-0 In Thrilling Encounter

PLAYER RATINGS: Manchester United Trash West Ham 4-0 In Thrilling Encounter
Aug 13, 2017

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The opening weekend of the Premier League was capped off with Manchester United hammering West Ham 4-0 with both sides hosting multiple debutants. United were dominant, with Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, and Paul Pogba getting on the scoresheet whilst West Ham’s worrying pre-season continued into the opening of their league campaign as their poor defensive record continued. Here’s how the players fared.

Manchester United:

David De Gea: 7

De Gea didn’t have much to do but made a good save when he was called upon at the end of the first half. The Spaniard put in a solid performance earning his first clean sheet of the season.

Antonio Valencia: 7

United’s right- back didn’t have much to do today either. He kept Marko Arnautović in check and contributed to keeping a clean sheet.

Eric Bailly: 8

Bailly was the Red Devils best defender today, denying West Ham close to no chances on goal.

Phil Jones: 7

Jones was solid at the back for United today, partnering Bailly in helping keep Chicharito quiet.

Daley Blind: 7

The Dutch left-back was rarely involved in the game but didn’t do too much wrong. His delivery from corners was poor but he was defensively sound throughout the 90 minutes. A very good performance from United’s defence overall.

Nemanja Matić: 9

Matić was extremely good for United today in the middle of the park. He was another huge part of keeping West Ham’s new attack at bay and was also good going forward.

Paul Pogba: 8

Pogba ran the game from the middle of the park today. The French superstar was constantly causing the Irons problems all over the pitch. Very good performance from United’s number six.

Juan Mata: 8

Juan Mata created havoc for the East London club at parts during today’s match. Overall a good performance from the Spaniard.

Henrik Mkhitaryan: 8

United’s number 22 caused problems for West Ham throughout the match today. Mkhitaryan’s performance can be described by one moment in the second half when he nutmegged Winston Reid. He was great.

Marcus Rashford: 9

Although Rashford didn’t get a goal today, he was arguably the best player on the pitch. The Irons defence had no answer for the young Englishman today.

Romelu Lukaku: 9

Scoring two on your debut is always a good thing. That’s exactly what Lukaku did. He bagged a brace in his Premier League debut for Manchester United, making it 11 in his last 11 against West Ham.

Subs:

Anthony Martial: 8

Martial came on in the 80′ minute and provided an assist after getting his name on the scoresheet too, giving him six goals in seven appearances against West Ham.

Marouane Fellani: N/A

Fellaini didn’t have enough time to leave any kind of mark on the game.

West Ham:

Joe Hart: 6

Hart made some good saves when he could but unfortunately conceded four. The Englishman had no chance at three of the four but could have done better on the last goal.

Pablo Zabaleta: 4

Like many for West Ham, Zabaleta’s performance was disappointing. He couldn’t deal with Rashford and it was a bad debut for the Argentinian right-back.

Winston Reid: 5

Reid wasn’t very poor, but was the Irons best defender. The vice captain was at fault for Lukaku’s second goal, losing him in the box on a set piece, giving Lukaku a free header.

Angelo Ogbonna: 4

Ogbonna didn’t play well at all today. He looked unsure, and even scared at times. Not a convincing performance at all from the Italian.

Arthur Masuaku: 4

Masuaku for the most part was awful today. He struggled to get forward and was beaten in defense a few times. The Frenchman started getting his crosses in late in the game, before being subbed off. Thierry Henry’s Sky analysis picked up on him laughing and pulling up his socks before Romelu Lukaku’s second goal.

Pedro Obiang: 3

Obiang started off the game somewhat brightly, putting some good tackles in, before turning in his worst performance in a West Ham shirt. The Hammers will need him to be better if they want to do well this season.

Mark Noble: 4

Noble put some decent tackles in and worked hard for the team, but it wasn’t good enough. The central midfielder isn’t the player he once was, and it continued to show today.

Edimilison Fernandes: 4

Fernandes is the last of the three midfielders West Ham fielded today, and he was also one of the worst players on the pitch. The performance from the midfield was very disappointing for the Hammers today.

André Ayew: 4

The Ghanian winger disappointed massively today. He struggled to create anything and lost the ball too many times.

Marko Arnautović: 5

Arnautović was another debutant who was overall disappointing. He worked hard for the most part and tracked back well. His crosses and set-pieces were very disappointing though.

Javier Hernández: 7

Marquee summer signing, Chicharito, was one of the Hammers better players today. He made positive runs and worked hard, but in the end the service wasn’t there.

Subs:

Diafra Sakho: 5

Sakho put in a positive performance after coming on in the 60′ minute for the Hammers, but disappeared towards the end of the match.

Declan Rice: 6

The Irish 18-year-old looked very good in his second Premier League appearance for the club. He was calm on the ball and put in a few good tackles defensively.

Aaron Cresswell: 3

Cresswell was brought on to give West Ham more attacking presence from the left instead of Masuaku. However, Cresswell failed to put one cross into the box, and seemed non-existent when he was on the pitch. A very disappointing performance despite it only being for a short amount of time.

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