Player Ratings: West Ham Fall Flat At Old Trafford Yet Again

West Ham. (Photo by DAVE THOMPSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Mark Noble, West Ham.
Mark Noble, West Ham. (Photo by Peter Powell – Pool/Getty Images) /


Mark Noble 61′ 5/10

Not the best of nights for Mr West Ham. The midfielder did the defensive work adequately during his time on the pitch but added very little to the team when in transition. Noble was in the team in place of the injured Pablo Fornals, and the drop in quality was evident.

light. Also. So Long GSH, My End To Reporting On West Ham

Tomas Soucek 6/10

Compared to the high standards that fans are used to from Tomas Soucek, this game did not reach the same heights. The Czech midfielder was the only player who had some half-clear opportunities at goal. Soucek sent a couple of headers off target and spurned a golden chance with his feet.

The ball was laid-off to Soucek by Said Benrahma. The pass took forever to reach the midfielder, but he also looked like he was on pause mode. When Soucek took the shot, it was blocked by the Manchester United defence, and the chance went begging.

CDM. West Ham United. DECLAN RICE. 7/10. West Ham’s best outfielder comes as no surprise. Declan Rice was his usual classy self for the majority of the game. The defensive midfielder broke-up a lot of opposition play and carried the ball forward well on occasion. <p>However, Rice will be disappointed with his own performance. Rice, at times, misplaced passes and, like a lot of other players, did not help the team transition into attack.</p>