West Ham beat Man Utd: Player ratings as Lucas Paqueta shines
West Ham all but confirmed their Premier League status with a 1-0 win over Manchester United.
Said Benrahma netted the only goal of the game after David De Gea let his tame shot trickle into the back of the net. But the Hammers deserved their fortune and were the better side, having two goals unluckily ruled out and were seemingly denied a clear penalty.
Several West Ham stars were fantastic such as Thilo Kehrer and Lucas Paqueta – here is how the whole team rated.
An inspired Lucas Paqueta and Thilo Kehrer fired West Ham to a huge victory over Manchester United.
Nayef Aguerd and Thilo Kehrer were brilliant for West Ham
Lukasz Fabianski – 7
He was protected well by his defence but made a couple of good saves towards the end of the game from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial as United pushed for the equaliser. Solid and dependable from Fabianski.
Thilo Kehrer – 9
The German has had a tough first year at West Ham, with some great displays littered with shocking errors but this was his best performance in claret and blue so far. Rashford is one of the best in the Prem but Kehrer pocketed him with his aggressive and proactive style. A few crunching tackles got fans cheering and he was disciplined throughout knowing when to dive in. He was also fantastic on the ball, helping David Moyes‘ side move the ball out from the back brilliantly. Kehrer also pumped up the fans towards the end of the match and he could be key if Vladimir Coufal remains injured for the rest of the season.
Nayef Aguerd – 8
Fantastic performance from Aguerd despite the left-footer playing on the right-hand side of defence with Kurt Zouma out. Passed through the thirds exceptionally to get West Ham’s attackers on the ball and organised a solid defence unit that kept a clean sheet.
Angelo Ogbonna – 7
A few massive headers to clear danger throughout the clash. Experience showed.