Man Utd player ratings vs West Ham: Another David de Gea howler costs knackered Red Devils

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David de Gea Manchester United 2022-23
The Spaniard let a tame shot from Said Benrahma slip through his fingers for the only goal at the London Stadium as Erik ten Hag's side lost again

David de Gea had his latest nightmare of the season as Manchester United fell to a 1-0 loss at West Ham which threatens to further derail their hopes of finishing in the top four. The Spaniard inexplicably failed to keep out a feeble shot from Said Benrahma and his team-mates could hardly believe the mistake, as it seemed to drain the confidence from the team after making a bright start.

United looked exhausted and slumped to their eighth away defeat of the season. They have only won one of their last six matches over 90 minutes. Despite having a memorable campaign, they look to be losing their focus at the most crucial stage.

GOAL rates United's players from the London Stadium...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence
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    Goalkeeper & Defence

    David de Gea (3/10):

    Yet another dreadful error that swung the game away from United. There was no good reason why he could not stop Benrahma's soft shot and his passing put the team under more pressure on several occasions.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka (7/10):

    Excelled at one-v-one defending again and made a crucial tactical foul on Antonio. Got only his second booking of the season, a testament to his perfectly-timed challenges and defensive intelligence.

    Victor Lindelof (5/10):

    Not as commanding as against Nottingham Forest and the Brighton FA Cup semi-final. Very fortunate to not concede a penalty before half-time for handball.

    Luke Shaw (5/10):

    Starting to show his limitations as a centre-back and was too weak against Benrahma, even though it was not his fault that De Gea spilled the shot.

    Tyrell Malacia (5/10):

    Incapable of causing any danger going forward and looked a bit suspect defensively too.

  2. Midfield
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    Christian Eriksen (6/10):

    Gave the team more control than with Fred in the side but got overwhelmed in the second half.

    Casemiro (5/10):

    Made lots of poor passes and lost the midfield battle with Rice.

    Bruno Fernandes (6/10):

    One of United's better players, looking comfortable in a box-to-box role but needed to do more in attack.

  3. Attack
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    Antony (6/10):

    Was bright in the first half and unlucky not to score when his shot hit the post. Missed two other good chances though and faded in the second half.

    Wout Weghorst (5/10):

    Made his first start in eight games. Worked hard defensively but had little to shout about in attack, save for a shot fired straight at Fabianski. Taken off for Martial on 57 minutes.

    Marcus Rashford (6/10):

    Played well in the first half and hit the woodwork. Looked like United's only threat in the second half, but hard not to feel his form is fading at the crucial stage of the season.

  4. Subs & Manager
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    Subs & Manager

    Anthony Martial (6/10):

    Offered more than Weghorst and nearly equalised with some fine movement. Should have done better with a header from a corner in added time.

    Marcel Sabitzer (6/10):

    Couldn't impose himself on the game when he came on.

    Jadon Sancho (5/10):

    Another disappointing cameo.

    Diogo Dalot (N/A):

    Only introduced in the final few minutes.

    Fred (N/A):

    Only introduced in the final few minutes

    Erik ten Hag (6/10):

    Couldn't really fault his team selection but it was a shame he didn't introduce Alejandro Garnacho as a substitute. Also, his lack of rotation has contributed to the team looking so tired.