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West Ham player ratings v Manchester United: Scamacca struggle as reliable Rice and Zouma impress again

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East Ham fell to a 1-0 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.

A frantic Hammers finish was not enough to defeat Marcus Rashford’s first-half header at Old Trafford, sending the Hammers down to 13th in the Premier League.

Here’s how David Moyes’ side fared at Old Trafford…

Lukasz Fabianski – 6

He appeared to injure himself making a clearance which should not have been necessary had the flag been raised more quickly. Replaced at halftime.

Thilo Kehrer – 5

Had looked impressive on the return at right-back but beaten too easily by Rashford for the opener as the whole striker had the run on him. Reserved when spun and passed by the same player.

Kurt Zouma – 7

A vital touch took the ball away from Ronaldo’s head. Monstrous aerial presence, equalizer denied by a sensational save from David De Gea.

Craig Dawson – 6

A loose pass gave Rashford an early chance and looked a little rusty on the return.

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Aaron Creswell – 6

Eclipsed by the impressive Diogo Dalot in a full-back battle on his flank.

Declan Rice – 7

Pass but defensive screen still as sharp. So close to a sensational equalizer but thwarted by De Gea’s brilliance.

Tomas Soucek – 6

Made a brilliant block on Rashford amid several big interventions early on but faded. Reserve.

Jarrod Bowen – 6

Fit to start after missing Thursday’s encounter with Silkeborg with an ankle injury, but didn’t quite offer his usual direct threat. Unlucky that Maguire’s touch deflected a late chance for the leveler.

Flynn Downes – 5

Rolling out as No10 just didn’t work out. Doesn’t seem to find the spaces from which more natural playmakers hurt teams.

Said Benrahma – 7

Easily West Ham’s keenest threat in the first half, showcasing several fine skills.

Gianluca Scamacca – 4

A really mediocre afternoon. Devoid of service but needs to do more to get involved. Seems hurt by the absence of Lucas Paqueta. Reserve.

Substitutes

Alphonse Areola (Fabianski 46′) – 6

A rare chance in the League and can get more if Fabianski’s injury proves something serious.

Michel Antonio (Scamacca 57′) – 6

Positive impact after introduction and getting into a nice fight with Martinez.

Pablo Fornals (Downes 77′) – N/A

Unused: Ogbonna, Coufal, Johnson, Emerson, Coventry, Lanzini


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