Who was Man of the Match against West Ham?

Wednesday 01 March 2023 23:04

Manchester United looked to be going out of the Emirates FA Cup before an own goal by Nayef Aguerd and further efforts by Alejandro Garnacho and Fred turned the fifth-round tie on its head.

Said Benrahma swerved a shot past David De Gea to give the Hammers a second-half lead but our keeper made some important saves as we managed to keep on track for another Wembley appearance.

The Reds will meet Fulham at Old Trafford in the last eight of the competition, as we bid to repeat our success in the other domestic cup at the weekend.

Reds, we need your help: Who should get Man of the Match after the 3-1 win over West Ham?poll

Reds, we need your help: Who should get Man of the Match after the 3-1 win over West Ham?

Garnacho came out on top in the poll on our official App after also collecting the Emirates award handed out on ITV for the star man.

The Argentina Under-20 international not only bent a superb strike past Alphonse Areola to edge the Reds in front in the 90th minute but his wing wizardry was a constant source of menace to the visiting defence.

It was another dazzling display by the youngster, who continues to go from strength to strength and was given a huge vote of confidence by being kept on by Erik ten Hag, when Marcus Rashford entered the fray as a substitute, with United chasing the game.

Garnacho ended up with 65 per cent to finish well clear of three team-mates tied in second place - De Gea, Wout Weghorst and substitute Casemiro.

This is the first time since the win at Fulham, our next FA Cup opponents, that the Academy product has won our Man-of-the-Match prize. However, he has been voted star man on five occasions in 2022/23.

Alejandro Garnacho poses with the sponsors' Man-of-the-Match award.

Garnacho will be hoping to keep his place when United travel to Anfield to face Liverpool in Sunday's big Premier League game.

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