Ten Hag confirms ‘very bad’ injury for Martinez
Lisandro Martinez was forced off with a “very bad” injury during Manchester United’s clash with West Ham, manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed.
When asked about him after the game, Ten Hag was quoted as saying the defender “doesn’t look well” and that it is “very bad for him, very bad for the team”.
He went on to add: “It seems bad, we have to wait and make the right diagnosis.
“In this moment we are very sad, hopefully it is not too bad but we can only pray.
“It looks like he has to sit some games out injured again.”
FT: Man Utd 3-0 West Ham
A convincing victory for the Red Devils but as the stats show, it could been very different.
The visitors were very wasteful in the final third this afternoon.
David Moyes will feel they could and probably should have got something out of this game.
Man Utd 2-0 West Ham
Garnacho followed fellow youngster Hojlund to boost Man Utd’s lead.
David Moyes will not be pleased with what he is seeing from his side this afternoon at Old Trafford.
As the stats show, they have done more than enough to be in this game.
The fact that they find themselves two goals behind will infuriate the West Ham manager.
Man Utd 1-0 West Ham
It has been quite an even game so far.
West Ham have had more shots but have failed to work Andre Onana enough.
Bowen has seen little of the ball, which tends to be key to West Ham’s success this season.
Hojlund four goals in four games
Opening the scoreline at Old Trafford Rasmus Hojlund has continued his goal-scoring streak.
Hojlund receives the ball outside the box from Casemiro, with few options on.
He feigns a shot and cuts inside onto his right foot.
The Danish striker drills it into the bottom corner, giving the keeper no chance.
The striker has scored in every game since he hit the back of the net for the first time in the Premier League back in December against Aston Villa.
Maguire over Varane
Harry Maguire started for Manchester United against West Ham because he was in good form while Raphael Varane needed a rest, according to Erik ten Hag.
Ten Hag said to MUTV before kick-off: “First of all, Harry did well in October, November, December.
“He picked up an injury and he’s back. Rapha is also doing very well, but this is the third game in a small slot, in a week, so it’s a good moment to rest him.
“We didn’t want to change too much, but one change and I don’t think it changes a lot. It’s now up to Harry to contribute and we’re confident he will do.
“I don’t want to celebrate too quickly having a fit squad because there are still players returning.
“From Wolves to this game, they didn’t have too much time to recover, so hopefully we will get through.”