Player Ratings: West Ham 1 Manchester United 2 – Prodigal villain turns hero


Marouane Fellaini can enjoy few days without being battered by the United fans after his match-winning performance tonight which took Manchester United through to the FA Cup semi final for the first time since 2011.

On a night when no one gave Louis Van Gaal’s side a chance, United’s youngsters decided to step up and show their class. Marcus Rashford opened the scoring with an unbelievable goal when he picked the ball and finished on to the top right corner.

Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Timothy Fosu-Mensah were irresistible on the night and looked possessed of winning this tie. In the end, United walked away the 2-1 winners and will now face Everton in the FA Cup semi final on 23 April.

On the wake of this exhilarating performance from Louis Van Gaal’s team, we take a look at the best and worst rated players from Upton Park in West Ham vs Manchester United Player Ratings.

West Ham Player Ratings vs Manchester United

Randolph (6.5), Cresswell (6.5), Tomkins (6.5), Ogbonna (6), Antonio (6), Kouyate (6.5), Valencia (5.5), Noble (6), Payet (5.5), Lanzini (6), Carroll (6)

Substitutes – Moses (6), Emenike (NA)

Manchester United Player Ratings vs West Ham

De Gea (7.5), Fosu-Mensah (8), Smalling (6.5), Blind (6), Rojo (6), Fellaini (7.5), Carrick (6), Herrera (6), Lingard (7), Martial (7), Rahsford (8)

Substitutes – Valencia (5), Schneiderlin (5), Rooney (NA)

Man of the Match – It was a tight call between two 18-year old players in Rahsford and Fosu-Mensah. Both of them showed immense maturity which was way beyond their age and their performance led Man United to the FA Cup semi final.

In the end, I would pick Timothy Fosu-Mensah for tonight’s Man of the Match honor as he was determined to not let anything go pass him be it from left back, right back or at times playing in central defense.

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