West Ham comprehensively beat Manchester United 3-1 at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon to heap more pressure on Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
Manchester United have now failed to get a win in our last three games in all competitions. Today’s defeat means we’ve made our worst to a campaign since 1989/90 – when we collected just seven points from our opening seven games.
West Ham took the lead after just five minutes through their summer signing Felipe Anderson, the earliest goal Manchester United have conceded this season. Victor Lindelof scored an own goal to make it 2-0 for West Ham before substitute Marcus Rashford scored after 71 minutes to give United hope of a comeback. Three minutes after Rashford’s goal, West Ham forward Arnautovic made it 3-1 for West Ham.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand wasn’t impressed with the tactics used by Mourinho for the game against West Ham.
Mourinho changed to a back three, playing midfielder Scott McTominay as part of a back three. Anthony Martial played up front alongside Romelu Lukaku with wing-backs Ashley Young and Luke Shaw providing width.
Ferdinand believes Mourinho set up the team to sit back and play on the break against West Ham and insists no Manchester United fan loves seeing that.
“It doesn’t matter how you set up, when the first whistle goes it’s where you are momentum-wise, where you are in terms of setting your team up,” Ferdinand said, according to Daily Express.
“Are you on the back foot? Are you on the front foot?
“Have you got any intensity within your game? Man United didn’t start like that.
“Here you see them, you’ve got a back six there almost. It’s crazy.
“So you think to yourself ‘everyone in the stadium is thinking Man United have come here to sit’.
“That sets a tone for the first half really and you don’t want to see that if you’re a Man United fan at all.”