Ralf Rangnick made only a change compared to the 3: 1 at FC Brentford: Lindelöf, in whose house had been broken during that match – his family had been entrenched in a room -, missing in the squad. Maguire started for him and wore the captain’s nobility.
In the six-point game in the fight for 4th place first surprisingly little happened, in the first passage no one of the two teams shot on the goal. United had more of the game and the one or the other offensive action, AREOLA was never seriously tested. For a short excitement, Zouma, who brought Cristiano Ronaldo in the penalty area to fall – the whistle of Jonathan Moss remained silent (36th).
Varane tastes on the lead
After restart, manunited became increasingly bold, after 50 minutes Fred shot the first time on the gate of Hammers – Areola parished the trial of the Brazilian but strong. West Ham could be infected and tried it shortly thereafter. Bowen shot from eleven meters to the right outside network (54th). The attacks became more visible, Varane sniffed with a header after a corner of Alex Telles on the lead (58.).
But then nothing happened again, Rangnick brought his entire offensive potential with Rashford, Cavani and Martial to his entire offensive potential. The bold orientation in the final phase was almost punished, Soucek headed after a corner just slightly left over (87.). Almost in turn, Cristiano Ronaldo tried for manunited, but Areola perfected safely (90.).
All three jokers sting
With the last action of the game, the Red Devils should still succeed the winning goal – and all three jokers were involved: Martial served Cavani left in the penalty area, the Uruguayer played flat and precisely through the fischer. There was Rashford, who only had to push the ball over the line (90. + 3) – Old Trafford stood head!
So Manchester United in the last second secured the Big Points and displaced West Ham of Place 4. After the fible break it goes for the rangnique eleven in the FA Cup against Middlesbrough (February 4, 21 clock).