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Player Ratings As De Gea’s Error Hands West Ham Victory Over Man United

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Player Ratings As De Gea's Error Hands West Ham Victory Over Man United

Manchester United suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham in Sunday’s late game, with goalkeeper David de Gea taking most of the blame for his shocking error that gifted the hosts their victory.

After missing chance after chance in the opening stages of the game, the Red Devils were undone by De Gea’s calamitous performance, with Said Benrahma’s weak shot finding the back of the net after the Spaniard allowed it to trickle through his fingers.

The defeat leaves United’s Champions League qualification hopes in doubt, with Liverpool just a point behind after playing a game more.

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The home side, on the other hand, will be buoyed by the win, which sees them seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Despite a slow start, West Ham were well worth their victory, with Declan Rice, Lucas Paqueta and Benrahma impressing as they dominated the game’s second half.

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The win was greeted with a huge ovation from the 60,000-strong crowd, who will be well aware of the importance of the result.

West Ham’s player ratings were strong across the board, with Rice receiving particular praise for his sensational performance in central midfield. United’s ratings.

While United will be disappointed to have lost such an important game, they will need to regroup quickly if they are to maintain their position in the top four.

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For West Ham, the win is a welcome boost as they look to secure their Premier League status for another season.

West Ham player ratings (4-3-3)

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GK: Lukasz Fabianski – 7/10 – Didn’t have to make any extraordinary saves but did have to make some smart ones – was more than up to the task.

RB: Thilo Kehrer – 7/10 – Kept Rashford and Fernandes quiet for large parts of the game, defensive positioning much better than it has been.

CB: Nayef Aguerd – 8/10 – Top outing from the Moroccan against a dangerous Manchester United attack.

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CB: Angelo Ogbonna – 7/10 – 34 years young but you wouldn’t know it.

LB: Aaron Cresswell – 7/10 – Not brilliant in the opening exchanges as United looked to seize the initative. Grew into the game as West Ham improved.

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DM: Declan Rice – 9/10 – Absolutely sensational in central midfield. Outshone Casemiro, regarded as world class player, 100 times over.

CM: Tomas Soucek – 7/10 – Faultless commitment to the cause and had a second half header chalked off for offside.

CM: Lucas Paqueta – 8/10 – West Ham are really starting to see the real Paqueta when it matters – a top performance from the World Cup star.

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RW: Jarrod Bowen – 7/10 – One of West Ham’s quieter performance but still looked threatening enough when running with the ball.

CF: Michail Antonio – 7/10 – Ran his heart out up front and helped West Ham turn the momentum in their favour.

LW: Said Benrahma – 8/10 – Received a standing ovation for a really, really excellent display.

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Substitutes

SUB: Pablo Fornals (87′ for Benrahma) – N/A

SUB: Flynn Downes (90+4′ for Paqueta) – N/A

SUB: Ben Johnson (90’+4 for Antonio) – N/A

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Subs not used: Areola (GK), Anang (GK), Emerson, Lanzini, Cornet, Ings

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David Moyes – 8/10 – Got his team selection right and was rewarded with a wonderful performance.

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Man Utd player ratings (4-3-3)

GK: David de Gea – 2/10 – A truly terrible mistake from a goalkeeper rated for his shot-stopping. Distribution was abysmal, as usual.

RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6/10 – A little timid in possession when United perhaps needed more adventure. Solid against the mazy Benrahma.

CB: Victor Lindelof – 6/10 – Got away with footballing murder when VAR failed to look at his blatent handball. Pretty good again, defensively speaking.

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CB: Luke Shaw – 3/10 – Didn’t show enough in the tackle against Antonio, which allowed the ball to spill out to Benrahma for the goal. Off the pace throughout.

LB: Tyrell Malacia – 6/10 – Did alright against the pacy Bowen, though the Dutchman didn’t offer up much the other way.

CM: Casemiro – 3/10 – You’d expect a player of the Brazilian’s calibre to take a game like this by the scruff of the neck. He didn’t.

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CM: Christian Eriksen – 6/10 – Bright in the first 45 minutes when United were on top. Faded like many others as West Ham upped their game.

AM: Wout Weghorst – 6/10 – Still missing a Premier League goal for United but actually did well here in a withdrawn role.

RW: Antony – 6/10 – Looked early on like the former Ajax winger might have a field day, going close twice.

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CF: Marcus Rashford – 5/10 – Uncharacterically quiet as United struggled to maintain their early dominance. Did hit the post.

LW Bruno Fernandes – 5/10 – Operating on the left flank, Fernandes’ movement caused early problems and he could easily have opened the scoring. Performance level dipped after the break.

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Substitutes

SUB: Anthony Martial (57′ for Weghorst) – 5/10 – Didn’t change the pattern of the game as Ten Hag hoped.

SUB: Marcel Sabitzer (74′ for Eriksen) – N/A

SUB: Jadon Sancho (74′ for Antony) – N/A

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SUB: Diogo Dalot (88′ for Wan-Bissaka) – N/A

SUB: Fred (88′ for Malacia) – N/A

Subs not used: Butland (GK), Maguire, Williams, Garnacho

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Manager

Erik ten Hag – 5/10 – Looked to have the upper hand after the first 25 minutes but De Gea’s inexplicable error allowed West Ham to turn the tide. Substitutions just didn’t work.

Player of the Match: Declan Rice (West Ham)

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