Manchester United desperately needed a win after two games without a win and the public fallout between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba within the week.
Manchester United failed to get the much needed win as West Ham brushed United aside at the London Stadium with a 3-1 win.
West Ham took the lead after just five minutes through Felipe Anderson, with the summer signing flicking home from Pablo Zabaleta’s cross. Andriy Yarmolenko’s shot deflected off Victor Lindelof to give West Ham a 2-0 lead before halftime.
Substitute Marcus Rashford gave United hope of a comeback after making it 2-1 but any hope of a comeback from United was thwarted when Mark Arnautovic made it 3-1 for West Ham three minutes after Rashford’s goal.
Jose Mourinho wasn’t a happy man at full-time and the Portuguese blamed United’s defeat to West Ham for the failure of the linesman to spot Pablo Zabaleta in an offside position for West Ham’s first goal.
Mourinho also blamed bad luck for Victor Lindelof’s own goal and a foul on Rashford in the buildup for West Ham’s third goal.
“We had a reaction but an own goal makes 2-0,” Mourinho told BT Sport.
“We are not aggressive and intense enough, then we are losing 2-0. With an offside goal and an own goal. Second half we took time to react. Their goalkeeper made a couple of good saves.
“I think a team that comes with that mental fragility of the bad results come here and is losing 1-0 isn’t the best way to start. A goal offside, last Tuesday with VAR wouldn’t be a goal, but no VAR, linesman mistake and a goal.
“The third goal isn’t a mistake from the linesman but rather the referee, it was a clear foul on Rashford from Zabaleta.”