Man United player ratings vs West Ham: Fernandes and Rashford to the rescue as Greenwood shines through the middle

Manchester United were back in action on Saturday evening as they travelled to the country’s capital to face-off against an in-form West Ham United.

A dire first-half saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ring the changes as the Reds headed into the break 1-0 down.

However, yet another inspired second-half comeback saw Solskjaer’s men take all three-points after goals from Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford spelled a successful afternoon at the office.

In light of Saturday’s performance, we have rated every United player who featured.

Dean Henderson

Stepped in, in place of an injured David De Gea and had a poor first-half.

Henderson got lucky twice during the first 45-minutes. A narrow offside ruled out a Jarrod Bowen opener. The English keeper was later saved by the post after Pablo Fornals poked an effort within inches of United’s net.

Rating: 5/10

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Made a crucial last-ditch tackle on Bowen just before half-time to stop a chance that would have arguably seen the Hammers go 2-0 up.

Pick of the bunch during the first-half and had a decent second-half too.

Rating: 6/10

Victor Lindelof

In line with the rest of the team, Lindelof had a poor first-half but did grow into the game the longer it went on.

Overall, the Swede had a decent game.

Rating: 6/10

Harry Maguire

Convinced United’s captain should have been a rugby player; spends the majority of his playing time wrestling with his opponents. Never watches the ball.

The skipper did settle better during the second-half though. Looked much more reliable as the game went on.

Rating: 6/10

Alex Telles

Still not convinced he’s that good when defending but the Brazilian did successfully do his primary duty after he whipped a delicious ball into Mason Greenwood who converted excellently to make it 1-2.

Rating: 6/10

Scott McTominay

Weak first-half. McTominay failed to control the midfield. Put in a lot of effort but was second best more often than not.

Rating: 5/10

Paul Pogba

Wouldn’t click for the Frenchman during the first-half and was unlucky not to have been hauled off at the break.

However, United’s number-6 more than popped up with the goods just after the hour mark. Pogba scored a superb a curled effort to inspire a United comeback.

Rating: 7/10

Donny van de Beek

Ran around a lot during the first-half but ultimately offered nothing.

Subbed off at half-time for Bruno Fernandes.

Rating: 3/10

Mason Greenwood

Dire first-half.

As good as United’s teenager is, he isn’t a right-winger and I often worry we’re hampering his development by forcing him to play week in, week out in a secondary position.

However, with that being said, due to a Anthony Martial injury, Greenwood was then positioned more centrally and surprise surprise… He scored!

What a goal it was too. United’s youngster controlled a whipped ball in from left-back Telles before spinning and smashing it home to make it 1-2.

Rating: 7/10

Anthony Martial

Rubbish first-half – Mistimed his headed clearance which led to West Ham’s opener. One of the Reds’ worst players during the opening 45-minutes.

The Frenchman got 15-minutes of the second-half before coming off injured with Juan Mata taking his place.

Rating: 3/10

Edinson Cavani

Failed to cover his man during West Ham’s opening goal. Offered nothing going forward, but then again, it’s fair to say he didn’t get any support or the service.

Subbed off at half-time for Marcus Rashford.

Rating: 2/10


Marcus Rashford

Came on at half-time for Cavani and changed the game.

Rashford linked-up brilliant with Fernandes and Telles before bagging a goal of his own to make it 1-3.

Rating: 8/10

Bruno Fernandes

Came on at half-time in place of van de Beek and alongside Rashford, changed the game.

Forever the provider. Forever the man to turn to.

Rating: 7/10

Juan Mata

Came on in the 61st-minute for Martial.

Mata’s added experience certainly helped a flustered United settle before completing yet another impressive comeback.

Rating: 6/10

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