Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United got their Premier League campaign off to the perfect start with a convincing 4-0 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford today. Lets see how the players fared …
De Gea 7
One decent save in first half, quiet afternoon for the Spaniard.
United’s captain was solid and dependable as always.
Continued last seasons solid form, dominant.
Composed at the back, will be hoping he can stay fit for a sustained period in what is surely a break-or-break season for the defender.
Such an intelligent footballer, passed well and carried out his defensive duties adequately.
Matic 9 ( MOTM )
A Beast. What a performance from the big Serb, brought such authority to United’s midfield play. A bad weekend for Antonio Conte must have got even worse when he saw how seamlessly Matic fitted into The Red’s team.
Some sublime touches and brilliant passes mixed with some poor decision-making at times. Took goal brilliantly though.
Intelligent movement caused West Ham a lot of problems in the first-half, a yard of pace short of being world-class.
Flashes of brilliance, another for which this season could be career defining.
Struggled initially, but came alive after assist for opener, ran Zabaleta ragged in second-period.
Took both his goals well, areas to improve, but still the perfect start to his Old Trafford career.
Kept possession well when brought on, exactly as instructed, probably why managers keep picking him.
Looked hungry in brief cameo, composed finish for third goal.
West Ham United
Not a happy return to Manchester for England’s number one.
Had his hands full against the youth of Rashford and Martial, stuck to his task well however.
Tough day at the office for West Ham’s defensive leader.
Like so many of the Wets Ham side, seemed to turn off a notch after United’s first goal.
Caught on camera laughing and joking in the build up to United’s all-important third goal, muppet.
Worked hard and tried to get his side going, lacks the dynamism of a younger player but experience will be useful for the Hammers throughout the season.
Not his best display in Claret and Blue, gave the ball away in lead up to United’s opener.
Anonymous, needs to do more.
Chasing shadows for most of the afternoon, will learn from the experience.
Set piece delivery really poor, has plenty of talent though and will have better days.
Never got the chance that the tireless effort he put in deserved.
A instant upgrade on Masuaku.
One of the few positives for Slaven Bilic, looked really composed.
Either wasn’t fully fit for just doesn’t care, was pedestrian up-front after coming on the hour-mark.
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