Premier League

Mason Greenwood: Player Rating and Performance v West Ham

After being dropped to the bench for the FA Cup, the Man Utd wonderkid emerged as man of the match against the Hammers

 
10:40am on Thursday 23rd July 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Man Utd stumbled again in their pursuit of Champions League football on Wednesday as they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to West Ham, with Mason Greenwood clawing them back to level terms to earn a point.

After Paul Pogba's inexplicable handball, West Ham took the lead through a Michail Antonio penalty.

Luckily for Utd, though, Greenwood was on hand to score the equaliser after half-time to take them to third in the table.

What was Greenwood's overall display like?

📷 Match Snapshot

In the early stages of the match Man Utd looked sharp and initially peppered the West Ham goal with shots.

Greenwood was one of the players who had a pop as he latched on to an Anthony Martial touch to drill a shot towards the bottom corner which was saved comfortably in the end by Lukasz Fabianski.

West Ham then took the lead through their awarded penalty.

⚽ ⏱️ 51' Throughout the first hour, Greenwood, Martial, and Marcus Rashford linked up fairly well with nice little touches in and around the penalty area. It was via another link-up between Greenwood and Martial which saw the home side equalise, with the Englishman scoring into the bottom corner with a truly impressive, rifled left-footed strike.

Man Utd 1-1 West Ham: Full Player Ratings and Statistics

Overall, Greenwood had three shots on goal with two of them on target, while he enjoyed 49 touches of the ball.

His passing was impressive, too, as he completed 34/38 balls to team-mates with 23 of those being sent into the final third.

A worrying metric emerges from his duels, though, as he only won 2/10 on the night.

He was still by far United's best performer, and earned a 7.8 FC Rating for his performance.

〽️ Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

Greenwood was, for some reason which didn't work out, left out of the starting XI in United's FA Cup loss against Chelsea at the weekend. He was given 34 minutes off the bench to try and salvage things for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, but couldn't make much of an impact and finished with a 5.5 FC Rating.

Safe to say he enjoyed a significant improvement in performance to the aforementioned 7.8 FC Rating for the fixture against West Ham.

🗝️ Key Stats

Greenwood match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating7.8🏆 FC Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Touches49
Touches In Box6
Shots3
On Target2
Goals1
Final Third Passes23

What Next?

Man Utd have their Champions League fate in their own hands and will qualify for the tournament with just a draw against Leicester on Sunday. However, if they perform to the same level as against West Ham, they could be pipped to qualification by the Foxes.

Greenwood will start.

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