with Ronaldo, Manchester United have West Ham
The Red Devils enter the Top 5 in the standings after their victory over the Hammers on Sunday.
Contract completed for Manchester United this Sunday afternoon, with a narrow victory over West Ham (1-0) on the 14th day of the Premier League. Marcus Rashford is the sole scorer of the game.
There was a little surprise at kick-off on the match sheet: the tenure of Cristiano Ronaldo, the second this week after that in the Europa League against Sheriff Tiraspol. The Portuguese was dropped from the squad in the last league game against Chelsea after his inappropriate behavior against Tottenham on October 16.
If the Portuguese was altruistic and generous in the efforts, he missed almost everything he undertook. The Red Devils therefore relied on Marcus Rashford, who flew over Kehrer to head home an Eriksen cross. A “Ronaldesque” goal, his 100th in the colors of Manchester United, which concluded a dominated first half in style.
David de Gea replied to Luis Enrique
But Erik Ten Hag’s men never managed to kill the game, and the long-timid Hammers eventually woke up to try to take advantage. They unfortunately fell on a huge David de Gea, author of three decisive parries in the last ten minutes which disgusted the West Ham attackers.
The Spanish goalkeeper, absent from the Spanish coach Luis Enrique’s pre-list for the next World Cup, proved tonight that it may have been a mistake.
Thanks to this success, Manchester United returns to Chelsea and climbs to 5th place in the « PL » standings. West Ham relapses and remains confined to 13th place.