A weary-looking Manchester United have been held to a 1-1 draw at house to West Ham United on Wednesday, leaving them needing at the very least a draw from their ultimate match of the Premier League season at Leicester City to assure a Champions League spot. The Hammers took the lead on the stroke of halftime via a Michail Antonio penalty earlier than a wonderful Mason Greenwood strike within the 51st minute introduced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect degree.
The level was sufficient to safe top-flight survival for West Ham who moved up to 15th place on 38 factors — 4 factors above 18th-placed Watford.
United are in third place on 63 factors, Chelsea are fourth, additionally on 63 factors forward of their recreation at champions Liverpool in a while Wednesday. Leicester are fifth on 62 factors.
After the frustration of their 3-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday, Solskjaer hoped for a constructive response from his team however United appeared drained and uninspired in what was a poor efficiency.
David Moyes’s aspect sat deep and crowded the centre of the sphere and United struggled to create openings from broad and lacked sharpness and creativity.
West Ham received in entrance when Paul Pogba raised his fingers to shield his face from a long-range Declan Rice effort, giving referee Paul Tierney a simple resolution to award the spot kick.
United made a vibrant begin after the break and as soon as once more it was their 18-year-old expertise Greenwood who offered the inspiration, his 17th aim in all competitions coming with a candy drive after a intelligent change of passes with Anthony Martial.
Solskjaer’s aim this season has been to return to the Champions League and whereas his team are stumbling in the direction of the end line, they may reach that goal if they’ll keep away from defeat on Sunday at Leicester.