Man United vs West Ham final score, highlights as Alejandro Garnacho’s brace sees Erik ten Hag’s side cruise to victory

MANCHESTER, OLD TRAFFORD — What a week for Manchester United and their next generation.

While the potential of Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho was already evident to those who have closely followed their development through the youth system, the 18-year-old’s injury-time winner at Molineux and Garnacho’s impressive brace against West Ham served as resounding reaffirmations of their capabilities.

United ran out 3-0 winners despite West Ham starting the better side. But the visitors’ confidence was thwarted when Rasmus Hojlund continued his excellent goal-scoring form. 

The Danish striker picked the ball up 20 yards from goal, faked a shot which sent Nayef Aguerd the wrong way and fired home with his weaker foot past Alphonse Areola. 

Garnacho doubled United’s lead moments after West Ham should have equalised. The 19-year-old cut onto his left foot and his effort deflected off Nayef Aguerd into the back of the net. For the Irons, Emerson picked the pocket of Harry Maguire and seemingly had all the time in the world to pick a corner to beat Andre Onana. He chose neither and blasted the ball high over the bar. 

Man United vs West Ham final score

  Final score Goalscorer
Man United 3 Hojlund 23′, Garnacho 49′, 84′
West Ham 0

Garnacho celebrated by taking a seat on the advertising boards and was joined by Hojlund and Kobbie Mainoo. You get the feeling that image will be shared for the next decade, especially if that trio of youth talent reaches their immense potential.

The Argentine forward then added to his tally as Scott McTominay stole the ball off Kalvin Phillips and the 19-year-old calmly slotted into the back of the net. 

The only negative to the afternoon came in the 70th minute when Lisandro Martinez was yet again forced off through injury as he couldn’t continue following an altercation with Vladimir Coufal. The Argentine defender only returned to action last month following a second operation to fix his metatarsal injury from last season’s infamous first-leg clash with Sevilla in the Europa League. 

For United, it’s a perfect start to February but will face a tough test as they head to Villa Park next weekend. 

Rasmus Hojlund 2023/24 goals and assists

The Danish striker became United’s major signing of last summer’s transfer window as he joined for £64 million from Serie A side Atalanta. Having just scored nine goals in 32 top-flight matches in Italy, a hint of risk surrounded the move. 

That risk turned into a concern as it took Hojlund 15 league appearances to score his debut goal in the Premier League, despite scoring five in the Champions League group stages. 

Since that debut goal against Aston Villa on Boxing Day, Hojlund has now scored in four consecutive league games and became the club’s youngest player in the club’s history to do so. 

Competition Goals  Assists Games
Premier League 4 2 18
Champions League 5 0 6
FA Cup 1 0 2
Carabao Cup 2 0 0

Lineups:

Man United starting XI (4-3-3): Onana (GK) — Dalot, Maguire, Martinez, Shaw — Mainoo, Casemiro, Fernandes — Rashford, Hojlund, Garnacho. 

West Ham starting XI (3-4-3): Areola (GK) — Johnson, Zouma, Aguerd — Coufal, Soucek, Alvarez, Emerson — Kudus, Ward-Prowse — Bowen.

Man United vs West Ham live updates, highlights from Premier League

FT: That’s it for the action at Old Trafford. A much-needed comfortable three points for the hosts. 

90th minute: Six minutes added on. 

85th minute: GOAL! 3-0! Garnacho takes full advantage as McTominay hounds Phillips into making a mistake and the youngster tucks past Fabianski. 

77th minute: Another chance for Zouma, this time Cornet scuffs a shot and the Frenchman tries to redirect it goalwards but it finishes wide of the post. 

70th minute: Martinez has gone down again with his knee injury and is substituted for Raphael Varane. 

69th minute: Dalot to the rescue! Bowen is in on goal and the Portuguese defender makes an insane block to deny the Englishman. He was just about to pull the trigger. 

65th minute: Martinez is brought down off the pitch and appears in some pain but is okay to continue. 

63rd minute: Mainoo makes way for McTominay to a standing ovation. 

60th minute: McTominay appears to be coming on for Erik ten Hag’s side. 

56th minute: That Garnacho goal means he has now scored three goals at Old Trafford in his last three appearances. 

49th minute: GOAL! GARNACHO! Just as West Ham should have equalised, United double their lead. The young star boy cuts onto his left and has his shot deflected off Aguerd into the back of the net. 

48th minute: Huge chance to equalise! Emerson picks the pocket of Maguire and has all the time in the world to at least force Onana into a save but he smashes it both high and wide. 

46th minute: The second half has arrived and West Ham have made a change. Fabianski comes on for Areola. 

HT: After overcoming West Ham’s bright start to the match, United head into the break a goal to the good thanks to Rasmus Hojlund’s fantastic finish.  

42nd minute: Onana tries to pick out Garnacho on the counter but the Hammers sniff out the danger well. 

40th minute: Alvarez rises highest at the corner but his effort is blocked by his own man, Jarrod Bowen. 

30th minute: Kudus has West Ham’s ninth shot of the match but it’s lacking pace and Onana collects with ease. 

23rd minute: GOAL! HOJLUND! What a birthday present that is, the Danish striker turns 21 today and celebrates by scoring his fourth goal in four games. 

20th minute: Ward-Prowse’s free-kick is blocked by Casemiro who stood tall in the wall. 

17th minute: Soucek’s effort is deflected wide for a corner, it’s a good block from Maguire. 

15th minute: Fernandes tries his luck from distance with a dipping effort and Areola makes a great save. 

14th minute: First real chance for United as Rashford dances into the Hammers’ box but Zouma clears well. 

11th minute: What a save from Onana. Soucek meets the corner with head and it deflects off Alvarez. The United keeper is forced into a diving save. 

9th minute: Dalot has started poorly and Kudus picks his pocket to kickstart the counter but United clear the danger. 

5th minute: West Ham have started the better side here and have taken control of possession in the early stages. 

1st minute: We’re underway at Old Trafford. 

15 mins until kick-off: Ahead of kick-off today, fans attended the Munich memorial outside Old Trafford to pay respect to those who sadly lost their lives in the Munich air disaster on February 6 1858. 

30 mins until kick-off: More Mainoo magic today? 

1 hour until kick-off: Team news is out! Harry Maguire returns to the starting XI for the first time since suffering his injury vs Bayern Munich in December. For the Hammers, Kalvin Phillips has been dropped to the bench.

1 hour 30 mins until kick-off: West Ham have arrived at Old Trafford. Jarrod Bowen scored against the Red Devils in the reverse fixture last month, can he do it again today?

2 hours until kick-off: London clubs have won just one of their last 19 away league games against Man United, with Crystal Palace coming away with a 1-0 win earlier this season.

Man United vs West Ham lineups, team news

Ten Hag is boosted by the return of defensive pair Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof with Andre Onana and Sofyan Amrabat back from AFCON duty. 

Anthony Martial will be sidelined until March with Mason Mount and Tyrell Malacia still out of action.

Man United (4-2-3-1, right to left): Onana (GK) — Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw — Eriksen, Mainoo — Fernandes — Antony, Højlund, Garnacho.

Man United subs: To be confirmed

David Moyes’ injury concerns are beginning to ease with Edson Alvarez and Nayef Aguerd both back to full fitness. Defender Vladimir Coufal returns from a ban, but Said Benrahma is suspended.

West Ham (4-2-3-1 right to left): Areola (GK) — Johnson, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson — Alvarez, Soucek — Bowen, Ward-Prowse, Kudus — Ings.

West Ham subs: TBC

Man United vs West Ham live stream, TV channel

USA: This game is available for live streaming on the Peacock Network.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live-streaming exclusively via Fubo.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast via Sky Sports with streaming options on Sky GO and Now TV.

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Peacock
Canada

Fubo Canada

UK Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event Sky GO, Now TV
Australia Optus Sport
India JioTV, Hotstar

Man United vs West Ham start time, kick-off

This Premier League clash takes place at  Old Trafford in Manchester, UK and kicks off on Sunday, February 4 at 2:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, Feb. 4 9:00 a.m. ET
Canada Sun, Feb. 4 9:00 a.m. ET
UK Sun, Feb. 4 2:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Mon, Feb. 5 1:00 a.m. AEDT
India Sun, Feb. 4 7:30 p.m. IST

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