[Post Match Day Thread] West Ham United 1 – 2 Manchester United

This is the Post MATCHDAY thread, a separate and completely different post to the regular post match thread. These posts are to generate a more level-headed discussion of the game, after everyone has had time to reflect on what happened

FT Score: West Ham United 1 – 2 Manchester United


Competition: Premier League | Date: 19th September


Stats Source BBC

Team Possession Shots On Target Corners Fouls
West Ham United 40 13 4 2 5
Manchester United 60 17 10 11 8

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(After 5 league games) 21/22 is so far our 3rd best start to a season the last 2 decades!

(After 5 league games) 21/22 is so far our 3rd best start to a season the last 2 decades!

Our start in 2011/2012 was the best, with 15 points and a goal difference of 17.We had the same amount of points (13) and a few more goals in Mourinho’s second season (2017/2018), but we are on equal points/goal difference as we were in 2005/2006 under sir Alex.

Great start to the season!

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Average age of Manchester United’s new signings under Solskjae (excluding loans).

Inspired by this earlier post on r/soccer and r/reddevils.

  • "Date of birth" taken from Transfermarkt.com
  • "Date joined" taken from Wikipedia, sourced from manutd.com
  • 14 days is rounded down to 0 months. 15 days is rounded up to 1 month.

SEASON 2019-20
Player Date of birth Date joined Age at Date Joined
Daniel James 1997-11-10 2019-06-12 21y07m
Aaron Wan-Bissaka 1997-11-26 2019-06-29 21y07m
Harry Maguire 1993-03-05 2019-08-05 26y05m
Bruno Fernandes 1994-09-08 2020-01-30 25y05m
19-20 AVERAGE: 23y09m

SEASON 2020-21
Player Date of birth Date joined Age at Date Joined
Donny van de Beek 1997-04-18 2020-09-02 23y05m
Edinson Cavani 1987-02-14 2020-10-05 33y08m
Alex Telles 1992-12-15 2020-10-05 27y10m
Facundo Pellistri 2001-12-20 2020-10-05 18y10m
Amad Diallo 2002-07-11 2021-01-07 18y06m
20-21 AVERAGE: 24y05m

SEASON 2021-22
Player Date of birth Date joined Age at Date Joined
Tom Heaton 1986-04-15 2021-07-02 35y03m
Jadon Sancho 2000-03-25 2021-07-23 21y04m
Raphael Varane 1993-04-25 2021-08-14 28y04m
Cristiano Ronaldo 1985-02-05 2021-08-31 36y07m
21-22 AVERAGE: 30y05m
AVERAGE of ALL PLAYERS: 26y01m

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Manchester United identify teenage sensation as transfer target to replace Paul Pogba

Manchester United are reportedly eyeing up a potential transfer deal for Borussia Dortmund and England wonderkid Jude Bellingham as a possible replacement for Paul Pogba.

Bellingham first caught the eye during his time in the Championship with Birmingham City, and has just continued to go from strength to strength since moving to Dortmund.

It’s easy to see why Man Utd are now looking at him, according to Todo Fichajes, with Pogba’s future at Old Trafford in some doubt at the moment.

The France International is in the final year of his contract with the Red Devils and it’s not clear if he’s set to commit his future or consider moving away.

Jude Bellingham is being linked with Manchester United

If Pogba does leave, Bellingham looks like he has all the qualities to play that creative midfield role for United for many years to come.

Still only 18 years of age, Bellingham has shown huge potential in the Bundesliga, and it seems only a matter of time before a major Premier League club tries to bring him back to England.

Amid doubts over Pogba’s future, there has also been a report from Calciomercato naming Franck Kessie and Tanguy Ndombele as potential replacements.

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Opinion: Tuchel has built a Chelsea side with no weaknesses; the title is theirs to lose

Chelsea FC have made a storming start to their Premier League season, winning all but one of their opening six games.

Even that one draw was against Liverpool at Anfield, one of the most difficult grounds for any team to go and get points. And they also did it playing with ten men for over 45 minutes, following Reece James’ controversial red card for handball on the line.

Chelsea didn’t even look that troubled by the fact that they went down to ten men. They lost some of their attacking impetus but still denied Liverpool any clear cut chances, an extremely impressive feat against Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Thomas Tuchel has got his Chelsea side well-drilled defensively, and with the quality they have at their disposal upfront, it is clear for all to see that Chelsea are title challengers.

However, it can be argued that they are actually one step ahead of that. Chelsea should consider the Premier League theirs to lose this season.

Last season Chelsea already proved they could win trophies, as they lifted the Champion League for the second time in their history, beating Manchester City 1-0 in the final courtesy of a Kai Havertz goal.

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Now Chelsea have added Romelu Lukaku, one of the best strikers in world football, to their ranks this season, to complete a squad that was only missing one piece of the puzzle. His start to the season reaffirms that they should have a 20 league goal striker on their hands, while the options to support him are also very good.

Timo Werner, Mason Mount, Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic. All players with genuine quality.

If you look at centre midfield, Chelsea have three players who are proven and each have a unique but effective skillset. N’Golo Kante, one of the best ball-winners in world football. Mateo Kovacic, effectively press-resistant. And Jorginho, who has an amazing passing range and is the winner of the Euro 2020 and Champions League player of the tournament awards.

Then you have the defence. The wing-backs are aggressive in attack and strong defensively, especially on the right-side. The centre-backs are well balanced with a plethora of experience, aggressiveness, composure and ball-playing ability. And behind them you have one of the best shot-stoppers currently in world football in Edouard Mendy.

Chelsea have a complete squad with all the attributes to make them Champions. But what about their rivals?

Well starting with reigning champions Manchester City, they are missing one piece.

City, for all their attacking prowess, are lacking a top-class striker. A player who can sniff goals out of nowhere such as a Lukaku.

It was well documented that City went in for Harry Kane (as per the Telegraph and others), but that move never materialised. City spent big on their defence last season, and plugged the hole left by Vincent Kompany with Ruben Dias. This year they have tried to plug their Sergio Aguero hole with a Kane, but failed to do so and have already been punished for it.

Results like the stalemate against Southampton could end up being a frustrating and reoccurring event for The Cityzens this year, but still expect them to push all the way.

On the other side of Manchester, Man United are also lacking a piece of the puzzle, but in a different position.

United are in the unique position of being the only side in last years top six without a truly recognised top-class defensive midfielder.

They have bolstered their attack and central defence with the acquisitions of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and a certain Portuguese forward named Cristiano Ronaldo, but despite this, they lack the necessary quality in midfield to play the way they want.

Fred and McTominay do offer a lot of work rate in the middle of the park but are collectively not good enough on the ball. On the other hand, Nemanja Matic is excellent on the ball, but is now far too immobile to offer the defensive cover needed to shield the defence and dominate a midfield.

This leads to United looking disjointed in their build-up and looking more like a team of individuals rather than an actual team. United will need to fix this in January if they want to push all the way, as individual moments will only take you so far in a league campaign.

Liverpool is probably the most well-balanced team out of those already mentioned bar Chelsea.

Jurgen Klopp has cultivated a side who play nice football and are defensively solid for the most part.

However, Liverpool’s downfall is their squad depth. Virgil van Dijk is probably the best defender in world football at the moment, so it goes without saying that when he is fit they are far better. But behind him, while the options are still good, they are not fantastic.

Joel Matip is somewhat injury-prone, Joe Gomez has some big flaws in his game and Ibrahima Konate is unproven in Premier League, though showed promise on his debut.

At full-back, behind Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, the options are far from what Liverpool need in the position they create most of their chances from.

The midfield is hard-working and dynamic even if it is lacking in creativity. Up front, Liverpool could ill-afford to lose talisman Mohamed Salah.

While Sadio Mane would be capable of leading the scoring, his form has been inconsistent since the start of the pandemic and Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino would be unlikely to get anywhere near as many goals as the Egyptian.

With the weaknesses of each squad obvious for all to see, Chelsea should be in pole position to land the league title this season.

They are tactically flexible, excellent defensively and very strong going forward. Chelsea should consider anything but a title this season as an underachievement.

The title race this season could be one of the very best we have ever seen. Let’s hope it lives up to the hype.

Four-way title race until the last day anyone?

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Opinion: Man United’s Jesse Lingard was wrong not to celebrate his wonder goal at West Ham

What is football coming to when players continue to consistently not celebrate if they happen to score against their old clubs.

The most recent example came on Sunday, when Jesse Lingard fired an Exocet into the top corner at the London Stadium to silence the West Ham supporters who gave him a rousing reception before the game and when he came on as a second-half substitute.

It was a wonder goal. The type where, when you see the net ripple, you take temporary leave of your senses.

And yet, it appeared that Lingard’s first thought was to say sorry to the east London faithful.

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It’s a worrying trend that appears to be steeped in some sort of political correctness. Thankfully, Luis Suarez bucked that trend when opening the scoring against Liverpool in the Champions League back in 2019.

You have to ask what is going through a player’s head when they feel that they’re unable to release the most primal and natural emotions when scoring.

Pandering to those who take umbrage at such gestures is sending completely the wrong message, and it has to be addressed.

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(Photo) Man United star aims possible dig at Solskjaer on Instagram

Just a day after scoring a wonderful curling winner against West Ham, the team whom he helped into the Europa League last season whilst on loan, Man United’s Jesse Lingard could be in hot water with his manager.

With the Hammers keen to make his move to East London permanent, Lingard was seemingly swayed by a return to Old Trafford on the back of a promise by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he would be an important player (per football.london).

Though the season is only a few games old, Lingard arguably hasn’t featured as much as expected, and that’s been picked up on by BBC Sport’s Garth Crooks.

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“Can anyone tell me why Jesse Lingard is still at Manchester United?” he wrote in his BBC Sport column.

“A player who has the ability to score goals and affect the game as he clearly can should not be coming on as a substitute, filling in here and there, and playing second fiddle to anyone.

“A cruel irony took place at London Stadium against West Ham as the former loanee found himself scoring the winning goal for Manchester United against the club who got his career back on track, when United had thrown him on the scrap heap last season.

“I’ve no doubt that the answer to my earlier question is United are more likely to win trophies, but it’s no fun when you’re winning trophies on the bench.”

A section of the article was reproduced in an Instagram post, and the player himself liked what has to be construed as a thinly-veiled attack against Solskjaer.

It looks like the player might have some explaining to do – does he agree that he shouldn’t be at Man Utd, or is it more of a message to his manager about playing him more?

Either way, it’s not the best look from Lingard, even if he can feel justified in having some confidence back after his recent performances.

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Alan Shearer claims Man Utd star was lucky not to concede penalty against West Ham

Alan Shearer believes Manchester United were lucky not to concede another penalty against West Ham on Sunday.

West Ham suffered a late defeat to United on Sunday after Jesse Lingard scored an excellent winner against his former loan club in the 89th minute.

David Moyes’ men did have an opportunity to take a point from the encounter after winning a penalty in the 95th minute, but Mark Noble couldn’t take advantage.

David De Gea pulled off an excellent penalty save to secure all three points for United, but the game was not without its controversy.

United felt they should have had a couple of penalties, and West Ham could have had another, too when Aaron Wan-Bissaka tangled with Tomas Soucek.

And Match of the Day pundit Shearer believes the Man Utd defender was lucky to get away with the tackle.

He said on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday night: “Just watch here, Wan-Bissaka on Soucek. He absolutely wipes him out.”

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Video: Romeo Beckham makes underwhelming pro debut in US League One

If fans of David Beckham were hoping that son, Romeo, might be a chip off the old block, they were sorely mistaken.

On Sunday night, with little fanfare, the younger Beckham made his professional football debut at Inter Miami feeder club, Fort Lauderdale.

It took him 10 minutes to even get a touch on the ball in a game that is at a much lower level than MLS.

His highlight reel for the match wasn’t too impressive either, with seemingly a misplaced cross the only real action of note.

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Keith Hackett column: I was amazed by the poor performances of PGMOL’s finest in Man Utd & City clashes this weekend

It’s been a poor weekend for the elder statesmen – fifty-year-old Martin Atkinson and Jonathan Moss – of the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd.

On Saturday, Atkinson was VAR sat in front of broadcast screens at Stockley Park for the game between Manchester City and Southampton, whilst Moss was the referee.

In the 60th minute of the game, Moss had to make a big decision when City’s Kyle Walker committed a careless challenge on Southampton’s Adam Armstrong, bringing him to the ground.

Armstrong had sprinted into the penalty area with the ball and was in a position to get his shot on goal away when he was fouled.

Moss didn’t hesitate and pointed to the penalty spot, then approached Walker and handed him a red card.

It was a good decision from an official who was well positioned.

Then, to the amazement of the many fans in the stadium, those sat in front of television screens around the world and to me, Atkinson intervened and advised Moss to go to the monitor to review his decision.

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He had no right under the CLEAR AND OBVIOUS VAR criteria to intervene.

Moss then displayed weakness by deciding to put his trust in his colleague, taking only a short glance at the monitor before deciding to overturn the red card and penalty kick award to Southampton.

The pair of them getting a key match incident wrong impacted on the result.

On Sunday, Atkinson was the referee for the West Ham United v Manchester United game and his performance was well below the standard that you would expect from an official of his experience.

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Was he still carrying the weight of his previous day’s involvement?

Manchester United will feel aggrieved that a foul on Ronaldo was not penalised with a penalty kick that left the United player looking bemused.

Where was VAR, because in my opinion this was a clear and obvious error and he should have intervened.

The spot kick to West Ham for a deliberately outstretched arm by Luke Shaw for some reason required the intervention of VAR when it was plainly obvious to anyone, even on first viewing, that it was a penalty.

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Michael Owen surprisingly angry with Manchester United ace for antics vs West Ham

Michael Owen has lambasted Jesse Lingard after his winning goal for Manchester United against West Ham on Sunday.

Owen, a former United and Liverpool player, criticised the 28-year-old for choosing to not celebrate his goal against his former side.

Owen told Premier League productions (via Metro): “I can’t believe players don’t celebrate when they score a goal against their old club, he was only there two minutes.

“If he didn’t want to score, if he’s not that happy don’t pull the trigger, pass the ball, if that’s the case.”

However, did preface that the finish was “sublime” but reiterated his opinion that the lack of a celebration was poor.

You can see Lingard’s spectacular match-winner against West Ham below.

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The goal was Lingard’s second of the season, with his first also coming off the bench in the 4-1 win over Newcastle. Lingard has a very bipolar week, with his goals sandwiching a catastrophic error in midweek that saw United fall to defeat on the opening night of their Champions League campaign against Swiss Champions BSC Young Boys.

You can also see Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes both push Lingard to celebrate, but the England international only allowed himself a smile, choosing not to celebrate against the club he was on loan at last season.

Quite why Owen cares as much as he seems to is beyond us, with the pundit really going in for Lingard here.

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Cristiano Ronaldo told he ‘dived’ in Kurt Zouma incident during West Ham vs Man Utd

Jamie O’Hara has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of diving during Manchester United’s win over West Ham United.

It was a dramatic win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Saturday evening, Jesse Lingard scoring late against his old side before David De Gea saved a penalty in the 95th minute.

The win means United are level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League, but Solskjaer still wasn’t happy after the game.

The Reds boss thought Cristiano Ronaldo should have had at least two ‘stonewall’ penalties, including one close one in particular, which involved a tackle from West Ham defender Kurt Zouma.

Opinion is split on whether it should have been a penalty, though referee Martin Atkinson didn’t think it was, and VAR agreed.

Former Tottenham and Wolves midfielder O’Hara has also pitched in on the incident, claiming Ronaldo ‘dived’ despite there being contact during the process of the challenge.

“The contact is there because he’s anticipated Zouma coming in. Just take the tackle. Zouma dives in,” he told talkSPORT.

“Take the tackle and then it’s a penalty. The fact that you go down before you feel the contact, you’re diving.

“That’s not a penalty. He’s running at pace. Yes, he’s pushed it past Zouma but if you look closely and watch from all angles, he’s already on his way down.

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“He’s dived. He’s looking for the penalty.

“Yes, Zouma is late. If he pushes it past him and then just takes the contact, then it’s a penalty, but what annoys me with Ronaldo in that one is that he’s already looking for it.

“He knows he can’t get a shot off, he knows he can’t get to the ball to go past him and cut it back, so what he does is pushes it past him, sees that there is going to be a tackle and is already going over.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo lost £245,770 in travel scam as Nani and Jorge Mendes also lose money

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have lost around £250,000 after being scammed by a travel agent.

Ronaldo is an attractive target for fraud given his monumental earnings, and according to reports in Portugal, he was scammed out of around quarter of a million.

As reported by Jornal de Noticias via the Daily Star, Maria Silva, as named in Portuguese court, took advantage of Ronaldo after the superstar had trusted her with ‘virtual credit cards’ and ‘pin codes’.

Ronaldo used Silva as a travel agent and allowed her to book trips on his behalf, but according to the report, she took advantage and scammed him out of €288,000 (£245,770) by booking trips that were never needed.

It’s claimed Silva booked more than 200 trips that Ronaldo never needed nor asked for, while also scamming former Man Utd star Nani out of £1,500 and superagent Jorge Mendes for 14,000.

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The travel agent is said to have funnelled the money to her own account instead of elsewhere.

Silva was arrested but avoided prison after making a full confession at a Porto court, sentenced to four-years suspended.

Her firm Geostar has repaid the victims of the fraud and Silva has agreed to reimburse the firm to avoid going to prison.

Ronaldo himself avoided having to go to court due to the full confession on Silva’s part, though he is said to have given a statement.

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Man City are “suffering” for not beating Man Utd to Cristiano Ronaldo signing, says ex-Red Devil

Former Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick has made the bold claim that his old club currently have the best attack in the Premier League.

Man Utd beat West Ham 2-1 this weekend to continue their strong start to the campaign, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his fourth goal in three games, while Jesse Lingard came off the bench to net a stunning winner.

Chadwick was impressed with what he saw from the Red Devils, especially as their attack got them through a tricky game while Manchester City were below-par in a surprise 0-0 draw at home to Southampton.

Speaking exclusively to CaughtOffside, Chadwick analysed the state of United’s attack at the moment, insisting that City would probably be doing a lot better now if they had managed to get hold of Ronaldo this summer.

“It was massively important to get the win yesterday. Last weekend, Cristiano Ronaldo’s homecoming was one of the biggest feel-good moments since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson, but then with the defeat at Young Boys it was important to bounce back,” Chadwick said.

MORE: Man United eye two surprise replacements for Pogba

“I think they thoroughly deserved the three points. West Ham’s goal came a little against the run of play, and it was a fantastic response, another goal from Ronaldo. I thought the second half West Ham defended really well and sort of restricted United. It looked like it was going to be a frustrating one, but then Jesse Lingard – who else? – scored a fantastic goal.

“It was a decent performance and massively important to get the win. Looking at the celebrations at the end, it feels like this could be a pivotal result moving forward. It’s been a strong start. Obviously it’s early days but it does feel like we could look back at the end of the season and think this was a massive result with that drama at the end.”

On City’s slow start, he added: “It’s dangerous to write City off. They had a poor start by their standards last season but went on to win the league at a canter. They’ve had some good performances and some indifferent ones.

Manchester City could use a Cristiano Ronaldo-esque goals-scorer in their squad

“The main story is the Harry Kane one – they missed out on the striker they were looking for, and Aguero’s gone off to Barcelona, so there’s not really a 25-30 goal-a-season player in their squad. They’ve had some negative press as well in terms of struggling to fill their ground and it was a poor result against Southampton.

“It’s good from United’s point of view to see City struggling, but I don’t think you can really write them off. What Guardiola’s done in the past, the talent he’s got in his squad, you’d expect him to find a way for the team to be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.

“In that attacking area, United are as strong as they’ve been for many a year. They’ve got options – a lot of players who can score goals, which of course is the most important thing in football. The array of talent there is as good as it’s been for years and years, which gives you confidence.

“If you put Ronaldo in the Man City team they’d have won a few more games this season He’s so intelligent with his movement and the start he’s made at United is staggering, especially at his age. Four goals from three games – you’re not really surprised by it, every time he plays you expect him to score.

“City missed out on Harry Kane, they seemed close to Ronaldo as well, and now they’re suffering for it. The talent United have up front is probably the best in the Premier League this season.”

United’s forward options are so good at the moment that Jadon Sancho couldn’t even get into the starting XI at the London Stadium, but Chadwick thinks the competition for places will be healthy.

Lingard also didn’t start but made a tremendous impact from the bench, and Chadwick thinks both players will have their roles to play in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side over the course of the season.

“Sancho is a hugely talented player, he can fill in on either side, so that gives Ole options,” he said.

“I think it has been a bit of a slow start for him, he’s not set the world alight yet, but it is early days. He’s a young boy, he had a long summer with England at the Euros, but I’m sure he’s going to make a huge impact.

“He’s a bit different in the way he plays to the other options in that position. Competition for places is what you want if you’re going to win leagues and cups. I’d be surprised if he didn’t start the cup game against West Ham in midweek, so he can make his mark and try to stay in the team.

Jesse Lingard looks to have a role to play for Manchester United this season

“A confident Jesse Lingard offers something different, he can play central or wide. Whereas players like Sancho and Rashford carry the ball really well, Lingard for me is the one with the best movement off the ball. He pops up in different areas and is a willing runner, so if you’ve got Ronaldo or Cavani in the number 9 role, Lingard’s the one to run beyond them and create space.

“It was a brilliant finish from him and that’s two goals in his last two Premier League games, as well as two goals in his last England appearance. He has loads to offer.

“He’s at the stage of his career where he’ll want to play every week, but I wouldn’t put it past him to find a way into that United team because he’s a bit different to the other players who play in a similar position.”

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Former West Ham star makes prediction about Jesse Lingard’s future

Former West Ham midfielder Luke Chadwick has heaped praise on the qualities of Jesse Lingard as he backs him to win his place in the Manchester United XI this season.

Lingard’s future has been some doubt for a while now, having shone on loan at West Ham last season and looking all set to make that move permanent.

However, it now seems that the England international is enjoying his football for Man Utd again, with the 28-year-old scoring a stunning winner against the Hammers at the weekend.

Chadwick thinks that Lingard’s new-found confidence, as well as the qualities he offers in attacking midfield, now mean it’s looking more likely that his future lies with the Red Devils.

Jesse Lingard has had a fine start to the season for Manchester United

“A confident Jesse Lingard offers something different, he can play central or wide. Whereas players like Sancho and Rashford carry the ball really well, Lingard for me is the one with the best movement off the ball,” Chadwick told CaughtOffside.

“He pops up in different areas and is a willing runner, so if you’ve got Ronaldo or Cavani in the number 9 role, Lingard’s the one to run beyond them and create space.

“It was a brilliant finish from him and that’s two goals in his last two Premier League games, as well as two goals in his last England appearance.

“He has loads to offer. He’s at the stage of his career where he’ll want to play every week, but I wouldn’t put it past him to find a way into that United team because he’s a bit different to the other players who play in a similar position.”

West Ham fans will no doubt still hope there’s a chance of signing him permanently after they gave him a great reception on his return to the London Stadium this weekend.

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Manchester United “pushing” to get contract of reborn star accepted

Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are said to be “pushing” to get over the line with Jesse Lingard’s contract talks.

According to Fabrizio Romano (tweet below), United are hoping to extend the 28-year-olds contract at the club, after showing good form since his return to the club.

Romano reported that Lingard and his father have been in talks with the club for weeks over a possible extension, but have thus far failed to agree on any terms.

See below for the latest from Romano on Lingard’s future following the England international’s superb winning goal away to West Ham in yesterday’s Premier League clash at the London Stadium…

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Lingard has started the season well, bagging two goals from two substitute appearances against Newcastle and West Ham.

Lingard was on loan at West Ham for the second half of last season, and scored nine and goals and assisted five to help The Irons qualify for the Europa League group stage for the first time in the club’s history.

The loan move to West Ham seemed to reinvigorate his career as continuously erratic form and injury setbacks massively knocked his confidence in the years prior.

For Lingard, his winning goal for West Ham will be bittersweet. But after making an error in midweek to condemn United to defeat in the Champions League, he will be delighted that he has bounced back.

Lingard is also expected to make his first start of the season against West Ham in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash at Old Trafford.

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(Video) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s furious reaction to late penalty against Man United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lost his temper after conceding a last-minute penalty in his sides 2-1 win over West Ham on Sunday.

Solskjaer can be seen throwing a water bottle to the floor in anger after his side gave away a penalty in the 94th minute at the London Stadium.

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David De Gea would save Mark Noble’s subsequent penalty, the first time he has saved a penalty since 2014, to earn the visitors three hard-fought points and put them level on points with Liverpool and later Chelsea.

Some United fans will also be reminiscent of former manager Jose Mourinho throwing a set of water bottles at the death of a Champions League game against BSC Young Boys, who United lost 2-1 to in midweek.

United play West Ham again in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

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Man Utd monitoring two potential transfer targets to replace Pogba, including Premier League flop

Manchester United are reportedly preparing potential transfer targets to help them replace Paul Pogba if he ends up leaving the club.

According to Calciomercato, the Red Devils are monitoring both Franck Kessie of AC Milan, and Tottenham misfit Tanguy Ndombele as Pogba heads ever closer to the end of his contract at Old Trafford.

It won’t be easy to replace a big name like Pogba, who has started this season really well despite having a bit of a mixed five years in Manchester.

Man Utd fans will surely be surprised at the link with Ndombele, who has struggled in his time at Spurs despite previously looking like a hugely promising young talent in his Lyon days.

Tanguy Ndombele has struggled at Spurs but Man Utd are apparently interested

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It might well be that Ndombele would improve at United, but it seems a bit of a gamble for the club, who might do better to poach someone like Kessie.

The Ivory Coast international has been a big hit at Milan and looks like he’d shine in the Premier League, while he also looks a potential bargain as he, like Pogba, is heading towards the end of his current contract.

Franck Kessie is a transfer target for Manchester United

It would be interesting, however, to see Tottenham’s response to the supposed interest in Ndombele, as Spurs surely won’t want to sell the Frenchman to a rival if there’s the risk of him improving and making them look a bit silly.

On the other hand, one imagines the north London outfit could be keen to offload the struggling 24-year-old as soon as any offers come in.

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Premier League team of the week: Man United stars join Chelsea duo in latest BBC line up

The latest Premier League team of the week is in, with Manchester United stars Jesse Lingard and David de Gea making the line up after their match-winning heroics against West Ham.

Lingard struck late on to give Man Utd a 2-1 lead, but it looked like West Ham had the chance to equalise in stoppage time as they won a penalty, only for United goalkeeper De Gea to save Mark Noble’s spot-kick.

This was a big result for the Red Devils after their defeat in the Champions League in midweek, and these players certainly deserve their places in Garth Crooks’ team of the week on BBC Sport

Chelsea also impressed this weekend as they won 3-0 away to Tottenham, continuing their superb record in the big games so far this term.

Thiago Silva popped up with a goal and had a solid game at the back, though we’re not completely sure why Crooks has used him as a left-back in his XI.

Elsewhere, in-form players from Liverpool, Arsenal, Brentford, Aston Villa and Watford also made it in to the team.

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Barcelona hold initial talks over signing in-form Manchester United star

Spanish giants Barcelona could reportedly be set to make a swoop for Manchester United man Paul Pogba.

The 28-year-old Frenchman is out of contract at United next summer, with no decision on his future confirmed just yet.

But according to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are eyeing up the possibility of signing him on a free next summer.

Barcelona are looking to acquire good players for relatively cheap, as seen with their strategy this summer that saw them sign Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia. However, this strategy is one they have been forced into, rather than willingly switching as PSG have.

Years of overspending on transfer fees and player wages in an effort to win trophies and most prominently the Champions League, have left the club in a less than desirable position financially.

This carelessness has even forced the Blaugrana to part ways with club legend Lionel Messi, despite provisionally agreeing terms with the 34-year-old Argentinian.

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Pogba, a key part of France’s 2018 World Cup-winning squad, has been in terrific form for his club this season, assisting a league record seven goals in just four games.

Mundo Deportivo suggest that some initial talks have taken place over Barcelona signing Pogba, which could be a real blow for the Red Devils after his recent improvement.

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“Give the kid a break” – Manchester United legend defends summer signing

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has defended summer signing Jadon Sancho after his slow start to life at Old Trafford.

The former Red Devils captain is often known for being an outspoken and highly critical pundit, but he showed a more patient and understanding side here as he discussed Sancho’s early struggles at his new club.

The England international looked a terrific prospect at former club Borussia Dortmund, but he’s yet to do much of note for Man Utd, and was only on the bench for yesterday’s Premier League game away to West Ham.

It seems clear, however, that Sancho is one for the future, and there’s no need to rush him, with Keane calling for patience over the 21-year-old.

MORE: Man Utd legend’s son set for eagerly-anticipated professional debut

“He’ll be fine,” Sky Sports pundit Keane was quoted by the Daily Star.

“He’s been at the club what, two months. There’s been a lot of changes, new players coming to the club – give the kid a break.

“He’s still learning his trade, he’s still a young player, big expectations.

Jadon Sancho joined Manchester United this summer

“He’s come to a new club where he’s certainly not going to be star man, he’ll be down the pecking order and he’s got to adapt to all that. Give him a chance.”

United fans will surely not be too worried about Sancho yet, with the season just a few games old and with the summer signing arriving after a busy summer representing England at Euro 2020.

That tournament also ended in heartache for the former Dortmund man, who was one of the three players who missed in England’s shoot-out defeat against Italy in the final at Wembley.

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Man United’s incredible offer to Paul Pogba to keep him from Real Madrid’s clutches

The Paul Pogba will-he won’t-he saga continues to rumble on, with no sign as yet that the Frenchman will commit to a new deal at Manchester United.

Having seen his countryman, Raphael Varane, join the club alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho, Pogba must surely realise that the Red Devils are heading in the right direction.

However, with Real Madrid thought to be interested in his services when his contract expires next June, the World Cup winner is keeping his options open for the moment.

In order to try and rectify the impasse, United are preparing a quite astonishing offer.

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The clearest sign yet that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees Pogba as part of his long-term plans will come with a contract worth £400,000 per week, according to The Sun.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Paul Pogba is quite happy at Man United

That astronomical pay packet works out to a cool £104m over the next five years and would ensure he was the highest paid Premier League player in history.

It’s debatable that he’d get a better financial deal anywhere else including in Madrid, so his motivation will be clear if he were to turn his nose up at such an offer.

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Solskjaer ready to axe seven Man United stars in January clear-out

After their late, late win over West Ham at the weekend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side are sitting third in the Premier League table and on the same points as leaders, Chelsea.

Goal difference is the only metric keeping them just below the west Londoners and Liverpool at this early stage of the campaign.

The Red Devils have looked good value for the most part in 2021/22 domestically, and the addition of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho arguably make them a much stronger outfit that last season.

In order to move forward further, however, Solskjaer is going to have to be ruthless.

MORE: Raducanu thanks Klopp

To that end, The Sun are reporting that the Norwegian is preparing to offload as many as seven stars during the winter transfer window.

Donny van de Beek is being linked with a move away from Man United

Diogo Dalot, Alex Telles, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are those who appear to be on the list to be moved on.

Such a cull could have far-reaching consequences, but would also be expected to bring in a decent financial return which could be reinvested.

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David Beckham’s son makes pro debut in the United States for a third-tier league

Romeo James Beckham signed his first contract as a professional footballer with the USL League One’s Fort Lauderdale CF, a third-tier football club in the United States.

The 19-year-old made his debut this Sunday night with Inter Miami’s reserved squad, where they drew 2-2 against Tormenta FC. The teenager played 79 minutes, and AS relayed the comments made by scouts who stated that Beckham was slightly lost on the field and could barely touch the ball.

Beckham had 19 touches losing possession ten times while going zero for six with his crosses and winning one of two on his ground duels. The teenager used the number 11 number and at times showed flashes of potential.

Nonetheless, it’s clear that he’s still raw and needs further development if he wants to pursue football as a career. Furthermore, Beckham wasn’t the only son of a former footballer playing for Fort Lauderdale.

Harvey Neville, son of Inter Miami manager Phil Neville, also stars for the USL League One.

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Tyson Fury uses motivational quote to laud Man United star Jesse Lingard

If there’s one person that knows all about getting up off the floor and turning things around, it’s world champion heavyweight boxer, Tyson Fury.

The Gypsy King also happens to be a Manchester United fan, and he’s likely to have been just as delighted as any other when Jesse Lingard arrowed a last minute Exocet into the net against West Ham to win Sunday afternoon’s game.

It was a goal that deserved to win any match and came not long after Lingard had been sent on as a sub by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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At that point, the game was drifting a little, and both teams appeared to be happy with a point, however, it would take that piece of magic and David De Gea’s first penalty save in years for the Red Devils to take all three.

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Lingard was the hero on this occasion, just a few days after gifting Young Boys a Champions League winner with a terrible back pass.

That clearly wasn’t lost on Fury as he tweeted: ‘It ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward.’ #Jlingz What a strike.

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Manchester United is among the clubs expressing interest in River Plate ace

Nicolás de la Cruz’s contract with River Plate expires next year, and unless there’s a contract extension in the future, the 24-year-old could have to be sold this winter window.

The Uruguay international has seen his name multiple times in the rumor mill in connection to European clubs. However, no move has occurred.

Nonetheless, this could be the time when de la Cruz makes the jump, and there are reportedly some suitors for the midfielder. According to Fichajes.net, the three clubs expressing interest are Sevilla FC, Manchester United, and Atlético Madrid.

The Spanish media outlet The Uruguayan international has been in Monchi’s book for a long time, and the January transfer market may be when Monchi’s wish becomes a reality.

As for Manchester United, the possible departure of Paul Pogba opens the door for de la Cruz; however, if they keep the 28-year-old, then it allows for The Red Devils to focus on other positions and not the midfield.

Finally, Atlético Madrid is a possible landing spot but not much information regarding their interest in the midfielder.

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Some little observations from the game against West Ham

  1. Greenwood’s movement was brilliant. You could see how he was doing little body feints, short bursts of pace in and around their defensive lines to unsettle their defensive shape. I take that this is him learning from the elite movement of Cavani and Ronaldo.
  2. Matic coming on even for a few minutes showed how important he is against teams that play compact. We need a player of his mould that can thread balls through defensive lines, there wasn’t a lot of that with Fred and McSauce today.
  3. This is yet another game where we can notice a clear defensive instability, especially on counters. Maguire and AWB have not reached the form they towards the end of last season. Hopefully that happens sooner rather than later, we need to stop conceding and dominate games for the full 90 minutes both offensively (which I think we have shown) and defensively to be really considered for honours this season.
  4. AWB had another game where he was quite sharp offensively. His offensive game has come a long way.
  5. We had 12 corners and created one real chance from them. We need to be doing better from set pieces in general.
  6. Ronaldo should’ve had his first hat trick (not counting the penalties)
  7. The scuffle between Soucek and AWB should’ve been a penalty (change my mind?)
  8. We were unlucky not to get the penalty decisions our way
  9. Lingard is a real asset to this team and I’m very glad we have kept him.

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Ex-Man United star jokes Cristiano Ronaldo “is not human” after 4th goal in 3 games

Former Manchester United player Rafael da Silva has joked about his former teammate’s human nature after Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal in three games this season.

Rafael, who made 170 appearances for the club between 2008 and 2015 and won three Premier League titles at United, joked about the Portuguese forward’s goalscoring on Twitter following Ronaldo’s equalizer against West Ham.

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Ronaldo left Old Trafford in 2009 for a then world-record transfer fee of £80m and enjoyed great success overseas at Real Madrid and Juventus, including winning four Champions League titles, four league titles and four more Ballon d’Or awards before returning as a deadline day signing this summer for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Since leaving Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal, Rafael has played for Lyon, Istanbul Basaksehir and has now joined Brazilian club Botafogo, whom he and his brother Fabio supported when they were younger.

Man United fans will be hoping Ronaldo’s form can continue to help fire them towards lifting the Premier League and Champions League.

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Roy Keane issues verdict on Manchester United’s new attack after West Ham win

Roy Keane has given a glowing verdict on Manchester United’s attack after their win over West Ham.

United claimed a dramatic win over the Hammers at the London Stadium on Saturday, scoring in the 89th minute to take the lead through former West Ham loanee Jesse Lingard.

West Ham then won a penalty in the 95th minute and David De Gea saved it to secure all three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.

But it’s the front line that has impressed club legend Keane, with the Reds having scored six goals in their last two Premier League outings.

“Every time you watch Man United, every time they go forward they look like they can score goals,” said Keane, as cited by the official club site.

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“They’ve got so many goals in them.

“We’ve seen it in the last few games, the guy [Ronaldo] can score goals for fun. It’s great to have someone in your team that gives you that guarantee.”

Manchester United certainly do have one of the most dangerous frontlines in the division with the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has already scored four goals in three games.

MORE: Solskjaer issues verdict on De Gea’s heroics

Jadon Sancho is also an added threat following his summer arrival, while the likes of Mason Greenwood and Jesse Lingard are also proving dangerous with Marcus Rashford still to return.

It’s proven in the goal-scoring charts, too, with United scoring more than the rest of the division so far this season, managing 13 goals and outscoring Chelsea and Liverpool by one.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer issues verdict on David De Gea heroics during Man Utd’s win over West Ham

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has issued his verdict on David De Gea after the Spaniard’s heroics in Manchester United’s win over West Ham.

De Gea produced an impressive penalty save five minutes into stoppage time, denying Mark Noble to protect a 2-1 lead for United.

The Spaniard has been heavily criticised for his ability to save penalties, failing to save any of Villarreal’s 11 spotkicks in last season’s Europa League final.

But he had no trouble palming away the Noble penalty at the death with the pressure on.

And manager Solskjaer has praised the stopper for his late heroics.

“You know he’s a top keeper, everyone loves having him behind them,” he said, as cited by the club’s official website.

“He’s come back focused, really determined, with a desire to show who he is. It’s his 11th season and we’ve never stopped believing in him, and it’s important that he also knows that.

“He came in pre-season and said: ‘I know I’m supposed to be rested but I want to come back early’ and that just shows his determination.”

De Gea came into this season with doubts over his future on the back of last season.

MORE: Man Utd player ratings from West Ham win

The Spaniard started the season as the Premier League number one, with Dean Henderson starting in cup competition, but after returning from Spain following personal issues, he found himself playing the role of cup keeper.

This season, however, he has reclaimed the number one spot and he is not disappointing, playing a key role in United’s solid start to the season.

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West Ham vs Manchester United player ratings: Cristiano Ronaldo and David de Gea stand out in thriller

Manchester United emerged victorious at West Ham following late drama where Jesse Lingard scored the winner but was overshadowed by a last-minute penalty save from David de Gea.

It was an intriguing clash with two teams in pretty strong form, and it feels at points like it could really have gone either way, but Lingard struck late on and De Gea saved a penalty even later on to give the Red Devils all three points.

Here’s how everyone performed from the game…

West Ham:

Lukasz Fabianski – 7

Performed quite well. Great hand to deny Fernandes in the first half. Could have done better holding the ball to stop the Ronaldo goal but could do nothing for Lingard’s stunning late winner. A solid and composed display.

Vladimir Coufal – 6

Solid all-around game. Dealt well with all defensive challenges put his way today. Not at his best going forward today.

Kurt Zouma – 7

Some vital interceptions to prevent good scoring opportunities. Good in the air but not tight enough on Lingard to prevent the equalizer.

Angelo Ogbonna – 6

Wasn’t aware of Ronaldo ghosting behind him for the equalizer. Probably the weaker of the two central defenders today, but still a typically solid performance.

Aaron Cresswell – 6

Like the rest of his team, solid if not spectacular all-around display. Not his best day going forward and played Ronaldo onside for the equalizer.

Declan Rice – 7

Good defensive midfield display. Sloppy in possession at times but carried the ball quite well from deep on a few occasions.

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Tomas Soucek – 6

Like his partner tigerish in defence but didn’t really get the opportunity to get forward how he usually likes. Quiet but tidy day for the most part.

Said Benrahma – 7

Deflected goal put side 1-0 just a West Ham started to get going. Carried the ball well a few times in the first half but faded after the break.

Pablo Fornals – 5

A quiet day for him. Passing didn’t really seem to click and isolation up front didn’t help the matter. Good work rate as usual though.

Jarrod Bowen – 6

Industrious as ever and got an assist. Got team up the pitch a few times but struggled to carve out many more opportunities.

Nikola Vlasic – 4

Isolated for much of the game. Asked to do the Antonio role but his attributes are not suited to that type of game.

Subs:

Andriy Yarmolenko – 7

Won the penalty at the end of the game. Not much else to note.

Mark Noble – 0

Came on to take the penalty and missed. Still, 27 out of 32 is not bad.

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Manuel Lanzini – N/A

Not enough time to give a rating and nothing of note that happened in his game.

Manchester United:

David De Gea – 9

Could do nothing for the goal. The penalty save at the death could be vital for his teams season. Couldn’t complain about any other aspect of his game. Good handling when called upon.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7

Solid defensive display up against Fornals. Covered well in the middle at times and made some big blocks. Had one burst through on goal that resulted in a shot on target, much better on the ball than in midweek.

Raphael Varane – 6

Solid, but arguably his worst display in a United shirt so far. Poor back pass forced De Gea to concede a corner in the first half but was otherwise dominant in the air and composed when defending. Needed to be sharper on the Benrahma goal.

Harry Maguire – 6

Few shaky moments including giving the ball away in the penalty area but otherwise like his partner aerially dominant and composed defence elsewhere.

Luke Shaw – 6

Put in some good corners and won most battles against Bowen. Gave away the penalty at the end and can have no complaints about it. Has De Gea to thank.

Fred – 6

Showed good ball-winning tendencies but was once again sloppy in possession at times. Looked better with McTominay back alongside him.

Scott McTominay – 6

Like his partner showed good ball-winning tendencies but was sloppy on the ball at times. Combativeness and physical presence helped nullify Rice and Soucek.

Mason Greenwood – 5

Quiet day for him on the right side. Well-marshalled by Cresswell so forced to cut inside a lot where there was no space.

Bruno Fernandes – 7

Another assist for his fellow Portuguese after the pair combined during the week. Was dangerous when allowed to distribute into the box. Allowed the game to escape him at times but was tenacious off the ball.

Paul Pogba – 6

Quiet day as well for Pogba off the left. No assist today but still tidy when he had the ball. Moving to the left seemed to help the team balance.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 8

Good movement allowed him to ghost in for his goal, should have been awarded at least one penalty in the second half. Dropped deep when needed and constantly a thorn in West Ham’s side.

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Subs:

Jesse Lingard – 7

Scored the winner in stunning fashion. Good display off the bench. Showing why he’s wanted by Solskjaer in his squad and pushing to be a starter.

Jadon Sancho – 5

Quiet day off the bench once again. Tidy with his passing but needs to get a goal to boost his confidence.

Nemanja Matic – N/A

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes Cristiano Ronaldo penalty claim after Man Utd’s win over West Ham

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his side should have two penalties during their dramatic win over West Ham.

Manchester United claimed a dramatic win at the London Stadium, Jesse Lingard scoring against his former loan club in the 89th minute before David De Gea saved a 95th minute Mark Noble penalty.

The win felt like a significant one for the Reds who overcame a resolute West Ham side away from home to move level on points with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.

But United boss Solskjaer still wasn’t particularly happy after the game, complaining that his side should have had two penalties.

He told Sky Sports after the game: “The first and the last [of three appeals] were stonewall pens. You can’t argue with that. Hopefully it won’t be “Cristiano’s never going to get a penalty.”

Solskjaer might not be happy, but ultimately, this is why VAR was brought into the Premier League.

We do, of course, see some bad decisions, but the point of VAR was to reduce or even eliminate obvious errors, and so it’s difficult to agree that those penalty incidents were indeed ‘stonewall’.

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Video: Man Utd target Erling Haaland scores 12th goal in last 10 games

Erling Haaland just cannot stop scoring right now, with the Norwegian starlet netting once again this afternoon.

Haaland headed home a cross to make it 2-0 to Borussia Dortmund against Union Berlin in their Bundesliga clash, making it 12 goals in his last ten games in all competitions for club and country.

The 21-year-old has been linked with Manchester United and other big clubs in recent times and it would be hugely exciting to see him in the Premier League.

Watch his latest strike below as he maintains his stunning form, with the youngster now on a run of 67 goals in 67 games since he joined Dortmund…

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United would surely love a lethal goal-poacher like this to come in as a long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Jesse Lingard sends message to West Ham fans after scoring winner for Man United

Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard thanked the West Ham fans for his warm reception as he returned to the London Stadium this afternoon.

The England international spent last season on loan at the Hammers and enjoyed a superb spell with the east London club, and it was quite surprising in the end when his move didn’t end up being permanent.

Now back at Man Utd, Lingard has had an eventful week, having made a costly error late on in the defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League before scoring a real wonder-goal against his old club to give United the win this afternoon.

After the match, Lingard took to Twitter to tell his old fans “that’s football” and give them a thank-you for the reception they gave him…

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One imagines West Ham fans would still very gladly welcome Lingard back in the future if there’s a chance of doing so.

Still, United fans might well feel more and more that it’s worth keeping hold of this talented player who has really raised his game in the last few months after previously losing his place at Old Trafford.

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Manchester United players rush to celebrate with David de Gea after penalty heroics

West Ham United were denied a last-minute equalizer as David de Gea pulled off a stunning 94th-minute penalty save to give Manchester United the victory.

Straight after the final whistle, Man Utd players surrounded De Gea to celebrate with him as he proved their hero at the London Stadium.

De Gea pulled off a save to his left-hand side that kept Mark Noble’s spot-kick out and give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side an important three points when it looked like they were about to throw the game away.

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Noble has a great record from the spot, before today scoring 27 from 31 taken, so the decision to bring on the club’s recognised taker made sense.

De Gea himself does not have the best record in saving penalties, conceding a staggering 40 penalties in a row before denying Noble, his first penalty save since 2014.

With that result, Manchester United move back to joint top of the Premier League, level with Liverpool on points two behind on goal difference.

The two sides will complete a doubleheader against each other on Wednesday, as they face off at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup.

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David De Gea opens up on that heroic stoppage time penalty save during West Ham vs Man Utd

David De Gea has opened up on his stoppage time save to claim all three points for Manchester United.

It was a dramatic win for United at the London Stadium thanks to two late incidents, one of which was a stunning winning goal for Jesse Lingard against his former loan club.

The other came six minutes later when West Ham were awarded a 95th minute penalty and the opportunity to take a point.

Reliable penalty taker Mark Noble was brought off the bench to take the penalty, but De Gea pulled off an excellent save.

It was a save that made all the difference for United, who move level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table, while it was also a message to De Gea’s critics given the Spaniard’s poor record of saving penalties.

And after the game, he told Sky Sports: “It was the last minute, I made the save. A massive three points for us. Going through my head was ‘save the ball’.

“It was a really tough game, both teams had good chances, again a great goal from Jesse.

“It is a massive three points. In the dressing room we said the three points were the most important thing.”

MORE: Watch De Gea save Noble’s stoppage time penalty

De Gea was heavily criticised over his penalty record on the back of last season’s Europa League final with Villarreal when he failed to save any of the 11 penalties taken.

But he has clearly been doing some work on the training ground, pulling off a superb save here to solidify his spot as United number one and to maintain the Reds’ bright start to their Premier League campaign.

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Jesse Lingard has proven Stuart Pearce wrong with heroic late winner during West Ham vs Man Utd

Jesse Lingard has proven West Ham United coach Stuart Pearce wrong with his heroics this afternoon.

The England international was a villain of sorts during the week when his horrific backpass handed Young Boys the win against United in their Champions League group stage opener.

But it was a different story today as he returned to former loan club West Ham, scoring an 89th minute winner.

Lingard buried a superb strike in the top corner after cutting inside just inside the box, and United couldn’t have hoped for a better winner.

The midfielder didn’t start the game, but he made all the difference off the bench, and that’s the kind of role he has settled for this season having rejected the chance to return to West Ham on a permanent move.

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Hammers coach Pearce recently criticised that decision, telling talkSPORT: “He’s [Lingard] missed the opportunity to leave [Man] United in this transfer window.

“He can reassess his situation come January once again and decide whether there’s an opportunity to move clubs, he holds the cards, Jesse.

“The most important thing for him at the moment is his football and he’s playing the odd game for United and also playing extremely well for England and those performances for England might help him get in the United side.

“I think he’s too good a player to be sat on the outside of it not playing and he’s at an age where he needs to be playing.”

MORE: Watch De Gea save stoppage time penalty against West Ham

In terms of regular football, Pearce might be right, but the former Man City boss does fail to value the kind of impact Lingard can make even with reduced minutes.

If he can make this kind of impact off the bench, not only is he going to get more regular starts, but he is going to be far more content, knowing he is making a difference in big games, at the top end of the table, and working alongside a childhood hero in Cristiano Ronaldo.

Performances like this one, even off the bench, are also going to keep him firmly in England contention, too, and so while Lingard might not want to play this role long-term, and there will almost certainly come a time when he wants to be a guaranteed starter, he has proved today why rejecting West Ham and staying at United might not have been such a bad idea after all.

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Video: David de Gea saves stoppage time West Ham penalty as Man Utd snatch three points

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was the hero against West Ham this afternoon as he saved a stoppage time penalty from Mark Noble.

The Red Devils had taken a late lead through substitute Jesse Lingard to go 2-1 up in the dying stages of the game, only for the Hammers to win a penalty right at the death.

Luckily for Man Utd, De Gea stepped up brilliantly with a fine save to ensure the result still went the visitors’ way.

You can see it below, with Noble failing to take this huge opportunity to grab an equaliser for David Moyes’ side…

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United have seen some less convincing moments from De Gea in the last couple of years, with some fans questioning if the Spaniard is now past his best, but this was a moment of real quality at an important time.

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