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West Ham 1-3 Manchester United, Player Ratings: Pogba stars as United dominate

Man United came back from a goal down to dominate West Ham after strong performances from Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.

 
8:54pm on Saturday 5th December 2020
By
Stefan Bienkowski

Manchester United got back to winning ways after a bitter defeat to PSG in the Champions League with a 3-1 victory over West Ham in the Premier League.

The hosts took an early lead but it was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side that claimed all three points in the end with a tremendous come-back performance and three goals in the second half.

✔️ GOOD PERFORMANCE

Declan Rice: 7.8

Although Man Utd will claim all three points, it’s easy to forget that West Ham played perfectly well for large parts of this match and at the heart of that performance was midfielder Declan Rice.

Not only did the 21-year-old midfielder win more recoveries for his team and the second most passes among West Ham’s players, but he also set up Tomas Soucek with an assist in the 38th minute.

BAD PERFORMANCE

Edinson Cavani: 5.2

Football is a funny old sport. After looking so good last weekend with two goals against Southampton last weekend and hitting the bar against PSG, Edinson Cavani just couldn’t get going against West Ham.

Solskjaer ultimately decided to pull the striker off at half time after failing to hit a single shot over the course of the 45 minutes and was proved right in doing so after substitute Marcus Rashford went on to score after the break.

STAR MAN

Paul Pogba: 8.4

It’s fair to say that Paul Pogba certainly had something to prove when Solskjaer opted to start the France midfielder against West Ham on Saturday despite a poor start to the season.

Fortunately for the Man United manager and his team, the midfielder repaid the faith shown in him and then some with a truly fantastic long-range goal in the 65th minute and a smart pass to set off the counter attack that led to United’s third in the 78th minute.

From the base of Man Utd’s midfield, no player in Solskjaer’s team made more passes over the course of a match that undoubtedly showed what Pogba is capable of when he’s on form and ready to dominate a match.

West Ham 1-3 Manchester United: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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