Manchester United failed to capitalise on Newcastle United’s loss to Arsenal earlier this weekend as Erik ten Hag’s men fell to yet another away defeat this season.
United are now winless in three of the last four Premier League games. The result means that Liverpool are just one point behind the Reds with four games to go.
Ten Hag made a couple of changes from the defeat to Brighton earlier this week but United produced a similar performance, with Said Benrahma’s first-half goal providing the springboard for all three points for the hosts.
David de Gea – 1
Made a couple of saves but once again, he was at fault for a goal at a crucial stage of a game and most importantly, the season.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 3
One 11th of a very poor side.
Victor Lindelof – 3
Quite the comedown from his recent form.
Luke Shaw – 4
Couldn’t do much to alter proceedings at the London Stadium.
Tyrell Malacia – 3
A tough afternoon for the Dutchman.
Casemiro – 3
Masterful performance against Aston Villa last week but that was the odd one out after a string of questionable outings.
Christian Eriksen – 3
Just the like the rest of the team, he looks knackered and it’s easy to understand why.
Bruno Fernandes – 3
His desperate shots from 30 metres sum it all up.
Antony – 3
Did fine whenever he was isolated against one defender but as soon as West Ham doubled up on him, he didn’t stand a chance.
Wout Weghorst – 2
Possibly his last start for the club.
Marcus Rashford – 3
Chasing his 30th goal of the season but at this rate, it’s not coming anytime soon.
Absolutely no clue what to do with a football. Why do Utd let teas walk right up to our goal area with no challenge going in.
Forwards are struggling for any idea how to kick a ball at the net. No self belief. We desperately need 2 strikers who can score and don’t look like miserable bastards.
Once again team was shocking from back to front. Don’t blame tiredness as they have a big squad.
I read elsewhere that Casemiro has played 53 games this season – the most he’d ever played before was 48. Of the 10 he’s missed for Utd, we’ve lost 5. Just looking at this one player, it’s safe to say a) he’s knackered and b) we don’t have the quality in the squad not to miss him massively. And you can draw similar conclusions across the whole squad. Shaw is now our key CB. Players like him, Fernandez and Rashford aren’t easily replaced so have barely had a break from club football this season – throw in a World Cup and what do you expect. With injuries and tiredness clearly taking their toll, we’re now paying price for competing successfully on so many fronts this season. It’s been a great season, but these boys are spent. Still time for one last push? Come on Utd.