West Ham United 0-0 Manchester United: Player ratings

by Leo Nieboer

David de Gea 6 – Had literally nothing to do, but it was a clean sheet that gave the Spaniard his first ‘Golden Glove’ award. Richly deserved following an excellent season.

Antonio Valencia 7 – Provided a sharp contrast to the sluggishness of Matteo Darmian last Friday. Defended diligently and showed real determination going forward. Rarely lets you down.

Victor Lindelof 6 – Handled the ball well on the right hand side of a back three but occasionally found himself overpowered by Marco Arnautovic.

Chris Smalling 6 – Once again made his physical presence felt at the heart of defence, only to give supporters jitters with a handful of shaky moments.

Phil Jones 7 – Another tidy display from the Englishman. Timed his challenges and interceptions very well throughout the game. If only he was fit every week.

Luke Shaw 6 – Came so close to his first senior goal, forcing Adrian to tip a fizzing shot onto the post in the first half. Showed plenty of fight but his execution was poor.

Ander Herrera 6 – Made an incredibly bright start to the game, producing a series of important interceptions and holding a strong position, but seemed to wane in the second half.

Scott McTominay 7 – Put in an all-sweeping defensive midfield display on what was his first start since March, winning the ball off claret shirts all game and keeping it simple on the ball.

Paul Pogba 6 – Typically placed himself at the heart of everything, driving forward and moving the ball around the pitch with intent, but once again lacked precision in the final third.

Jesse Lingard 5 – Picked up some great positions and tested Adrian with three fizzing drives, always looking to find that space in between midfield and attack, only for his decision making and execution to let him down. Hardly got in the game after half time.

Alexis Sanchez 6 – Buzzed around the pitch with intent in his new central role and was one of Manchester United’s better players in the first half. A source of frustration, however, was how deep he played and the adverse impact it had on the side’s build up play.

Substitutes

Marcus Rashford

Ashley Young

Eric Bailly

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