Manchester United player ratings vs West Ham United

Manchester United went winless for the third match across all competitions as they suffered a 3-1 Premier League defeat on the road to West Ham United. The setback sees them drop to 10th in the standings and they are already nine points off the top of the standings after just seven games into the season.

Player Ratings:

David de Gea: The Spaniard was once more let down by his defence and he could not do much with the goals he conceded. He has a tough job on his hands to retain the Golden Boot with just one shutout after the first seven league games – 6/10

Luke Shaw: Shaw was a constant figure on the left side of the attack and his crosses never really found teammates in the box, barring the one attempt from a corner which witnessed Rashford’s goal. Was guilty for letting Pablo Zabaleta through for the opener – 6.5/10

Ashley Young: Preferred ahead of Antonio Valencia, Young tried his best to contribute from the right side of the attack but he was closely tracked by Arthur Masuaku and Anderson which restricted his contribution in terms of crosses into the box – 6/10

Chris Smalling: The England international has been the best-performing defender for United since the season started and the same could be said against West Ham, where his teammates were culpable for making mistakes – 6.5/10

Victor Lindelof: The Swede has formed an impressive partnership with Smalling over the past month but he would want to forget the Hammers game where he contributed an own-goal. He was surprisingly benched before the hour mark instead of McTominay – 5.5/10

Scott McTominay: Mourinho has tended to drop surprises this season and one of those Scott McTominay, who started as part of a three-man central defence. Whilst the Scot’s distribution was pristine, the defensive side of his game was not and he failed to track the runs for the first and third goal from the Hammers – 5/10

Nemanja Matic: Matic has not looked the same player from the previous campaign and this may be partly affected by an injury which hampered him during pre-season. The Serbian did not make any blatant errors but he was slow with his decision-making which helped the opposition to keep a balance – 6/10

Marouane Fellaini: Fellaini has been in-and-out of United’s setup this term and Saturday offered him another opportunity to lay his claim for a regular starting role. He had a decent match but was ineffective with his hold-up play towards the end where United adopted a long-ball strategy – 6/10

Paul Pogba: The Frenchman managed to earn a starting role despite his heated argument with Mourinho in training but his performance was not anywhere to his standard. He was guilty of possession in different attacking positions and was hauled off in the 71st minute – 5.5/10

Anthony Martial:┬áMartial was one of United’s key performers during the course of the game but he could not find the cutting edge to contribute to the scoresheet. Mourinho complained of his average defensive distribution following the game and it would not come as a surprise, if he is benched next time around – 6.5/10

Romelu Lukaku: The Belgian appears to have lost the plot since returning from the international break and he is presently on a four-match run without scoring. Lukaku has limited service towards him but he had one clear-cut chance where he should have sorted his feet quicker before Issa Diop’s intervention – 5.5/10

Substitutes:

Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Fred

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