Manchester United player ratings vs West Ham: Alejandro Garnacho stunner helps ragged Red Devils into FA Cup quarter-finals

Alejandro Garnacho Manchester United West Ham FA Cup 2022-23
On a night when many of his team-mates disappointed, the Argentine attacker inspired a 3-1 victory over West Ham at Old Trafford.

Alejandro Garnacho struck a brilliant late goal to drag a sloppy Manchester United past West Ham United and into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

The Argentine ran the visitors ragged for large chunks of the game but David Moyes' went ahead in the second half with a controversial strike from Said Benrahma, after the ball had appeared to go out of play.

However, a fortuitous Nayef Aguerd own goal brought United level and then, with extra-time beckoning, Garnacho effectively won the game with a deadly turn of pace and stunning strike in the 90th minute.

Fred then made sure of the victory with an added-time goal as West Ham's heads dropped.

Below, GOAL rates Man United's players after a lacklustre performance from Erik ten Hag's side that ended on a glorious note...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence

    Goalkeeper & Defence

    David de Gea (7/10):

    Collected a trophy before kick-off for breaking the club's clean sheet record and followed it up with some stunning saves in each half, keeping his side in the game.

    Diogo Dalot (4/10):

    Offered little going forward and crucially switched off for the goal when he thought the ball had gone out of play, allowing Paqueta to drift past him and pass to Benrahma.

    Harry Maguire (6/10):

    Was pretty solid and made some important tackles in addition to some useful passes into midfield. Still the fifth-choice centre-back but equipped himself well.

    Victor Lindelof (5/10):

    Not a bad performance but did little to suggest he will be usurping Varane or Martinez any time soon.

    Tyrell Malacia (4/10):

    Rarely caused West Ham any problems in defence and a lot of the visitors' bright moments came down his left side.

  2. Midfield

    Bruno Fernandes (5/10):

    Dictated United's play but his passing was sloppy for large parts of the game until he made amends with a dangerous delivery to spark Aguerd's own goal.

    Scott McTominay (5/10):

    Sparked a bright early move leading to Sabitzer's shot on goal but struggled to contain West Ham's middle men and was hooked at half-time.

    Marcel Sabitzer (6/10):

    Nearly opened the scoring with a thumping strike but did little else.

  3. Attack


    Alejandro Garnacho (7/10):

    United's most dangerous player. His every move scared the life out of West Ham, who often resorted to cynically fouling him, before deciding the game with a sensational strike.

    Wout Weghorst (5/10):

    Wasted a clear chance in the second half with a heavy touch and poor finish. Still struggling to dovetail with his attacking team-mates although is at least working hard.

    Antony (5/10):

    Made lots of sloppy passes and did not test Areola with any of his trademark shots from distance.

  4. Subs & Manager

    Casemiro (6/10):

    Did not play to the whistle when Soucek kept the ball in play but made amends with dominant performance.

    Lisandro Martinez (6/10):

    Played far forward after coming on and nearly scored with a bicycle kick. Much more effective than Lindelof in attack.

    Marcus Rashford (6/10):

    Helped United push the visitors back and almost scored when his shot drifted just past the far post.

    Fred (7/10):

    Came on in the 86th minute but managed to make a difference, scoring his second goal at Old Trafford in as many games.

    Raphael Varane (N/A);

    Only introduced for the last minute of added time.

    Erik ten Hag (6/10):

    Took a gamble by making so many changes but made amends by making the right substitutions which got the job done.