“Red Devils” Manchester United finally beat West Ham 1-0 at Old Trafford after relying on Rashford to score the only goal in the 14th round of the Premier League in the 2022/23 season.
In the 38th minute of the game, Manchester United kicked the ball from the right side of the frontcourt to the middle. Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes launched a pass and cooperated, and then Eriksen passed the ball to the back of the penalty area. Rashford Germany seized the opportunity to head the ball and hit the goal for Manchester United to take a 1-0 lead.
Although Cristiano Ronaldo, who played the whole game, has been losing the chance to score, Manchester United goalkeeper De Gea has been brave to resolve the crisis created by West Ham, and finally Manchester United maintained the score of 1-0 until the end of the game.
It is worth mentioning that after the 25-year-old Rashford scored in this game, Rashford also became the 22nd Manchester United player to reach the 100-goal milestone, and since Rooney in 2009, Manchester United’s current squad is the first player to reach this record.
What’s more interesting is that the last time Rashford scored in the first half of a game was in April 2021, and Rashford’s subsequent goals for Manchester United have come in the second half.
Maguire gets good grades
On the other hand, Maguire finally returned to Manchester United’s starting lineup after a lapse of two and a half months. The last time Maguire joined the starting lineup was on August 13, when Manchester United lost 4-0 to Brentford. After that, Maguire gradually lost his core position, and coach Ten Hag also arranged for Varane and Lisandro to work together.
In addition, Maguire has been criticized by fans for his inability to show dazzling performances in the previous Europa League. In this round of the game, Manchester United suffered a serious injury to the central defender, allowing Maguire to regain the starting lineup, and Maguire did not waste this opportunity to perform.
According to the data, Maguire contributed 8 clearances in this campaign, including one on the goal line, three blocks and one steal, and his performance was very good. In addition, Maguire has won one confrontation twice, with two successful headers and five long passes in place.
Maguire also scored 7.9 points after the game, second only to Dalot with 8.2 points.