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How good is our home record v West Ham?

Friday 12 March 2021 15:00

Manchester United have produced plenty of entertaining performances against West Ham at Old Trafford over the years.

This Sunday, the Reds will play the Hammers for the 50th time in the Premier League as the East London outfit make the journey north to the Theatre of Dreams.

In the previous 49 encounters, we have come out on top on 29 occasions, while West Ham have won seven times. Thirteen battles have ended with honours even.

Although that’s a pretty strong record itself, it gets even better from our point of view at Old Trafford, where the Reds have recorded 19 wins, three draws and only two losses against the Hammers in our last 24 home clashes in the top flight.

As we welcome them to M16 for the 25th time in the Premier League - they've also visited us for five FA Cup ties since 1992, including last month - let’s have a look at some of our finest home triumphs...

Top three home wins v West Ham Video

Top three home wins v West Ham

It's fair to say the Reds have had some great moments against the Hammers at Old Trafford...


Old Trafford’s first match after the end of the Rooney era offered a new potential hero to the United faithful: Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian forward sent the Stretford End wild by opening the scoring against Slaven Bilic’s West Ham on the first day of the 2017/18 Premier League season, then made it two on his league debut by nodding home our second goal after the interval. Finishes from Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba completed the rout and sent the Reds on the way towards a creditable second-placed finish in the table – our best effort since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.


One of our finest home wins against the London outfit came in 2010 as Wayne Rooney nodded in a double before substitute Michael Owen made sure the Reds ran out 3-0 winners under the floodlights. The highlight of the game was the opening goal, where a delightful volleyed cross from Antonio Valencia was met by a ruthless diving header from our no.10. Our all-time top scorer was in incredible form in the 2009/10 campaign and the two headers against the Hammers started off a streak of seven consecutive goals netted in that manner by Rooney. That run included crucial goals against AC Milan in the Champions League as well as the League Cup final winner against Aston Villa at Wembley. 

Antonio Valencia set up Wayne Rooney for two headed goals against West Ham in 2010.

UNITED 4-1 WEST HAM - 3 MAY 2008

On our way to our 10th Premier League title, the Reds finished the home campaign with a thumping win against the Hammers, putting pressure on Chelsea ahead of the final game of the season. Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace before ex-West Ham player Carlos Tevez scored against his old club with a rocket from long range. Shortly after, in a game of great goals, Dean Ashton netted a bicycle kick to reduce the visitors’ deficit. In the second half, another former Irons man would come back to haunt his old team as Michael Carrick’s deflected strike sealed an emphatic 4-1 victory on a day of delight at the Theatre of Dreams.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as the Reds fired four past West Ham in 2008.


If trips to east London had occasionally been difficult for the Reds, the Hammers found it even grimmer up north. They’d lost six in six at Old Trafford in the Premier League before they arrived in April 2000, when Sir Alex Ferguson's men were defending champions and boasting a comfortable lead at the top of the table. But when Paulo Wanchope gave West Ham the lead in the early stages, their strong XI – featuring future Reds hero Rio Ferdinand – must have sniffed an opening. Those hopes were mercilessly snuffed out over the next hour or so, as Paul Scholes secured his first senior hat-trick for the club, David Beckham produced one of his most spellbinding free-kicks, and Denis Irwin, Andy Cole and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did the rest, capping a humiliating afternoon in M16 for the visitors.

David Beckham scored a sublime free-kick as we found the net seven times against West Ham in 2000.
Our 50th Premier League game against West Ham kicks off at 19:15 GMT on Sunday and the team news will be announced in our Official App and on at 18:15 GMT. You can follow MUTV's coverage from 18:10 GMT.