Player ratings as Man United beat West Ham thanks to Marcus Rashford goal
Man United 1-0 West Ham.
Manchester United recorded a hard-fought win over West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday.
Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game at Old Trafford, as Erik ten Hag's side moved into fifth place in the table.
It wasn't a vintage performance by the Red Devils, but it was enough to beat a limited David Moyes team.
Man United v West Ham.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire returned to Man United's starting line-up, the first time the pair started together in the Premier League since the Red Devils lost 4-0 to Brentford in August.
In the first half, West Ham, however, didn't put much pressure on Maguire in the home side's defence and were happy to sit deep as the Red Devils attempted to create openings.
Ten Hag's team eventually took the lead through Marcus Rashford after 38 minutes.
Diogo Dalot took a throw-in on the right flank and found Christian Eriksen. The Danish midfielder curled a perfect cross to the back post for Rashford to attack.
The England forward jumped above West Ham defender Thilo Kehrer and headed the ball past Lukasz Fabianski. Rashford netted his 100th goal for United on his 317th appearance for the club.
⚽️ Marcus Rashford is the 22nd player to score 100 goals for Man Utd - the first to reach the milestone for the club since Wayne Rooney in August 2009 pic.twitter.com/YRANLNiVBt
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) October 30, 2022
West Ham were slightly better in the period after the break but did not create any clear-cut chances.
Man United were equal to the Hammers' crosses into the penalty area, with Diogo Dalot, in particular, making several interventions.
David Moyes' side ultimately lacked incision in the final third.
It was clear to see why the Scottish coach has such a poor record in games against the traditional top-six Premier League teams away from home.
Under Moyes, West Ham have yet to win an away game against Man United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal or Tottenham. They have taken just two points from 20 games in these fixtures.
Moyes, meanwhile, has yet to win away to Man United, Liverpool, Chelsea or Arsenal in 70 attempts as a manager. David de Dea ensured that the unwanted record was extended.
The Spanish goalkeeper saved Michail Antonio's shot from distance, before stopping Kurt Zouma's header. In stoppage time, Harry Maguire prevented Jarrod Bowen's effort from going in and De Gea produced a flying save to thwart Declan Rice.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo came the closest to extending the Red Devils' lead but shot wide with his left foot from eight yards out. Fred also hit the post with an effort.
Ten Hag's team survived a few scares but ultimately recorded another valuable victory.
Man United v West Ham player ratings.
David De Gea: 8
Diogo Dalot: 8
Harry Maguire: 7
Lisandro Martinez: 7
Luke Shaw: 7
Christian Eriksen: 8
Anthony Elanga: 6
Bruno Fernandes: 6
Marcus Rashford: 7
Cristiano Ronaldo: 6
Scott McTominay: 5
Lukasz Fabianski: 5
Thilo Kehrer: 5
Kurt Zouma: 6
Craig Dawson: 5
Aaron Cresswell: 5
Declan Rice: 6
Tomas Soucek: 5
Said Benrahma: 5
Flynn Downes: 5
Jarrod Bowen: 6
Gianluca Scamacca: 4
Alphonse Areola: 5
Michail Antonio: 5
Pablo Fornals: 6