The Top FIVE Times West Ham got the Better of Manchester United in the Premier League

West Ham. (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)
West Ham. (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images) /

On Sunday West Ham and Manchester United will be facing off for the 50th time in the Premier League with David Moyes’ side looking for a win to get them back into the top four – a section of the table they have spent an incredible amount this season

Over the time of the Premier League there have been many memorable matches between the two teams which the Hammers will be hoping to emulate on Sunday at Old Trafford between Manchester United’s European fixtures against Milan.

But which of West Ham’s wins against the Red Devils has been the best?

Here are the best five wins the Irons have had against Manchester United since the Premier league began in the 1992/93 season.

Over the course of the Premier League there have been many memorable games between the two teams which West Ham will be hoping to emulate at Old Trafford.

Tomas Soucek, West Ham.
Tomas Soucek, West Ham. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

Manchester United 0:1 West Ham United – 2001/02

On December 8th 2001 West Ham travelled to Manchester to face the Red Devils sitting just three points off the relegation zone after 18th place Leicester beat Aston Villa the weekend before.

This was a massive game for the Hammers, a must win, but they had a team they had never beaten in the Premier League in front of them but after 64 minutes of stalemate Jermaine Defoe stepped up and put the visitors in front.

Manchester United brought on Andy Cole for Nicky Butt to try to change the game five minutes later but Glenn Roeder’s men managed to hold out for their first Premier League win against the Northern team.

West Ham United 1:0 Manchester United – 2006/07

Sitting 19th and coming off the back of a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Bolton, West Ham welcomed Manchester United – who sat top of the League – to the Boleyn Ground.

Coming up to the halfway point in the season and on 14 points West Ham needed to start picking up points Nigel Reo-Coker scoring in the 75th minute against Manchester United to give the Hammers a much needed point.

Manchester United had an incredible team that year with a front three of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Louis Saha but the Hammers dug in and got a win against the best team in the country.

West Ham United 2:0 Manchester United – 2019/20

Aaron Cresswell, West Ham.
Aaron Cresswell, West Ham. (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images) /

A brilliant start to the season saw the Hammers pushing for the top four after five games with their sixth game of the season being a home tie against Manchester United at the London Stadium.

One touch football between Mark Noble, Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko led to the Ukrainian scoring his second goal of the season followed by a stunning freekick from Aaron Cresswell nestling in the top corner to double West Ham’s lead.

The win left the Hammers joint third with Arsenal and Leicester with Manuel Pellegrini looking to be doing a great job in charge of West Ham but was sacked when the club were sat 17th at Christmas.

Manchester United 0:1 West Ham United – 2006/07

In a season of disappointment Alan Curbishley’s team had to win their last game of the season as they still had the chance of going down had other results not gone their way.

The game they had to win was against the champions, who were sitting on 89 points and had only lost four games all season – including one against West Ham on matchday 18 making this the first Premier League double West Ham have on United.

This was West Ham’s seventh win in the last nine games to complete the great escape with Tevez scoring the winner just before half time in his last game for West Ham, joining the Red Devils two months later.

West Ham United 3:2 Manchester United – 2015/16

Winston Reid, West Ham.
Winston Reid, West Ham. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) /

After over 100 years at the Boleyn Ground it was time for West Ham to say goodbye and the last team the Hammers would play there would be Manchester United with both teams desperate for a win with three points sat between the teams.

An action-packed game saw Slaven Bilic’s men two-nil down with 15 minutes to go but a header from Michail Antonio drew the game level before the ground erupted four minutes later after a Winston Reid header put the Hammers ahead.

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This win put the East London side in great stead to get European football with the Hammers finishing seventh and getting into the Europa League qualifying stages.