Wednesday 17 January 2018

Manchester United v West Ham - story of the match

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is sent to the stands against West Ham
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is sent to the stands against West Ham

Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands again as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham at Old Trafford.

The United boss was dismissed for the second time in a month after kicking a water bottle in a furious reaction to a booking for Paul Pogba.

Diafra Sakho put the Hammers ahead after just 90 seconds before Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised after 21 minutes.


"I just don't understand why Mourinho can't 'enjoy' managing Utd. And his team have played well today. Why so miserable Jose?" - TV presenter Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) ponders Mourinho's actions on the touchline.


Darren Randolph. The West Ham goalkeeper has taken his chance with both hands since being given an opportunity in place of Adrian. He made a number of fine saves to frustrate United.


Mourinho's 'view from the bench' ended after 27 minutes when he was sent to the stands once again. This time it was for kicking a water bottle in fury after Paul Pogba was booked for diving. The Portuguese will face disciplinary action from the Football Association yet again.


Prior to his dismissal, Mourinho had sprung a surprise by including Bastian Schweinsteiger among his substitutes. It was the German World Cup winner's first involvement in a matchday squad this season. It remains to be seen whether the recall means the 32-year-old still has a future at Old Trafford, but his experience could prove useful on occasions.


Manchester United:

David de Gea: 6 (out of 10)

Antonio Valencia: 7

Phil Jones: 6

Marcos Rojo: 6

Matteo Darmian: 6

Ander Herrera: 6

Paul Pogba: 6

Jesse Lingard: 7

Juan Mata: 7

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 7

Marcus Rashford: 6


Henrikh Mkhitaryan (for Mata, 65): 6

Wayne Rooney (for Rashford, 65): 6

Marouane Fellaini (for Lingard, 85): 5

West Ham:

Darren Randolph: 9

Cheikhou Kouyate: 6

James Collins: 7

Angelo Ogbonna: 6

Michail Antonio: 6

Pedro Obiang: 6

Mark Noble: 6

Aaron Cresswell: 6

Manuel Lanzini: 6

Dimitri Payet: 7

Diafra Sakho: 7


Ashley Fletcher (for Sakho, 66): 7

Andre Ayew (for Lanzini, 74): 6


Manchester United v West Ham (EFL Cup, November 30)

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