United Seal 2nd Place With Lackluster Performance Against West Ham

WEST HAM 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 0

Premier League | London Stadium | Thursday 10 May 2018 | Attendance: 56,902.

Manchester United acquired the point needed to secure second spot in the Premier League with a 0-0 draw with West Ham United at the London Stadium.

THE TEAMS

West Ham: Adrian; Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble (c), Masuaku (Carroll 66); Joao Mario, Lanzini, Arnautovic.

Subs: Hart, Evra, Fernandez, Obiang, Cullen, Hugill.

Booked: Noble

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia (c) (Bailly 93), Lindelof, Smalling, Jones, Shaw; Herrera, McTominay, Pogba; Lingard (Rashford 74), Alexis (Young 91).

Subs: Romero, Blind, Mata, Martial.

Booked: Pogba

Lacklustre Man Utd seal second with stalemate at West Ham

Manchester United sealed second place in the Premier League with a 0-0 draw at West Ham on Thursday. Luke Shaw hit the post and Paul Pogba headed wide with United’s best opening.

Mourinho & Shaw

According to Jose Mourinho, ”We are the second best team in the Premier League, a fantastic competition with lots of good teams . . .We came second. I am not totally happy (because) that is not my nature, but since the moment we felt it was impossible to finish first, we had the target to finish second and it is done today.”

Mourinho made eight changes to his Manchester United line-up for Thursday’s penultimate Premier League fixture at West Ham.

United and West Ham United had about as many fouls as shots in a scoreless draw at the Olympic Stadium on Thursday.

Jesse Lingard forced Adrian into a save that led to a 21st minute corner kick. That wasn’t the only United effort from a set piece, but the execution of nearly every one was substandard.

Alexis Sanchez hammered a shot, parried by Adrian in the 23rd, and the Luke Shaw‘s pounded rebound was deflected off the post by the Spanish keeper.

The point means United will finish second in the Premier League, while West Ham is 15th.

Up Man U!

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