Manchester United 1-0 West Ham: McTominay scores the winner in extra time

Scott McTominay-Manchester United

Manchester United picked up a 1-0 win over West Ham United in the fifth round of the FA Cup earlier tonight.

The home side have now booked their place in the quarter finals of the cup for a record consecutive 7th time and they will fancy their chances of going all the way in the competition this year.

The FA Cup is Manchester United’s best chance of winning a trophy this season.

Scott McTominay scored the only goal of the game on the 97th minute to give the Red Devils their win at home.

Both teams put on a reasonably good display and the Hammers will have plenty of positives to take away from the game despite the defeat.

Moyes had a thin squad to work with for this tie and he did well with the limited options at his disposal.

West Ham did very well defensively throughout the game and they had to work very hard to force Manchester United into extra time.

As for Manchester United, they were the favourites heading into the game and therefore their cautious approach from the start was uncharacteristic. However they have managed to get the job done and there will be few complaints regarding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’ game plan.

The Red Devils looked to play on the break instead of starting aggressively. They had a bigger and better squad and the fans would have expected them to attack West Ham from the onset.

Manchester United have certainly shown their attacking qualities in the recent weeks but they chose to operate with caution tonight perhaps in order to avoid any upset.

West Ham have been quite impressive in the Premier League this season and it makes sense for Manchester United to be wary of them.

Moyes had key players like Antonio fatigued before this game and he will need a bigger squad if the Hammers are to challenge in different competitions.