Van de Beek passes audition: Player ratings: Manchester United 0-1 West Ham

Following last weekend’s dramatic ending against West Ham at the London Stadium, Manchester United face the Hammers again on Wednesday evening in the Carabao Cup.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named made eleven changes for the visit of West Ham, with several players featuring for the first time this season.

Dean Henderson, who has missed all of United’s games this season after suffering from prolonged fatigue from COVID-19, started in goal ahead of Tom Heaton. Jesse Lingard, who came back to haunt his former side last weekend with an 89th-minute winner, earned his first start.

An early goal from West Ham proved to be enough for David Moyes as he recorded a victory over his former club for the first time since he was sacked in 2014.

Manchester United were unlucky to crash out of the Carabao Cup, having fired 27 shots in the 90-minute affair. West Ham, in comparison, only had six shots.

Dean Henderson – 7
Could do very little about the goal and kept the scoreline at 1-0 with three wonderful stops in the last 10 minutes.

Diogo Dalot – 7
The young defender definitely passed his audition.

Eric Bailly – 6
First appearance of the season for the Ivorian and it showed towards the end as he was seen clutching his knee.

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Victor Lindelof – 6
The visitors did little of note in the final third, leaving Lindelof largely untroubled.

Alex Telles – 5
First appearance of the season after three months on the sidelines and it showed.

Nemanja Matic – 7
A very good first half was followed by an underwhelming second half. Matic thrives in games United keep possession and it showed against West Ham.

Donny van de Beek – 8
A first start of the season for the Dutchman and although United lost, he and his manager will be happy with his performance. Solid.

Jesse Lingard – 7
He didn’t quite replicate the mouthwatering effort four days ago against his former side but looked like United’s most potent attacker at times.

Juan Mata – 6
Kept things ticking over but rarely threatened with his passing.

Jadon Sancho – 6
His uncomfortable start to life in Manchester continues.

Anthony Martial – 5
Completely isolated and struggled for most of the game.

Mason Greenwood – 7
Cut through the West Ham defence at will. An earlier introduction could have earned United a goal.

Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Elanga – N/A

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  1. I watched the match. Van Dar Beek made quite a lot of misplaced passes and very very few defence splitting passed. In my view, only Mata, Martial were worse than him. I was very impressed with Dalot, Lindelof, Henderson. Also wished Bally can take chances to launch attacks more as he was in quite good positions to do so

  2. I think van de beek deserves some game time against villa start mctominay and Fred bring Fred off after 60 for him mctominay off 70 and mata some mins for Pogba maybe 15 keep fresh for euro game maybe cavanni some 20 mins is possible for sancho or greenwood we need to rotate but not change the quality we have

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