West Ham player ratings vs Manchester United: Nayef Aguerd errors costly but Said Benrahma sensational

Sublime Benrahma: A superb performance from the Algerian was not enough for West Ham in the FA Cup  (REUTERS)
Sublime Benrahma: A superb performance from the Algerian was not enough for West Ham in the FA Cup (REUTERS)

West Ham’s FA Cup journey is over after a 3-1 defeat by Manchester United at Old Trafford.

David Moyes’ side led until inside the last 15 minutes in Wednesday night’s fifth-round tie thanks to an excellent goal from Said Benrahma.

However, Nayef Aguerd later put through his own net and Alejandro Garnacho scored a stunner before Fred applied the finishing touches to a late fightback from the Carabao Cup champions.

Malik Ouzia was at Old Trafford to rate the West Ham players.

Alphonse Areola 6

The start of a prolonged run due to Lukasz Fabianski’s injury. Made an excellent early save from Marcel Sabitzer.

Ben Johnson 6

Given a testing evening by Garnacho but a threat going the other way, too.

Nayef Aguerd 4

Usually so reliable, headed own goal past Areola and then made dreadful error for Fred clincher.

Angelo Ogbonna 6

Covered well behind Emerson to snuff out Antony threat.

Emerson 7

A rare outing in a back four. Lashed across goal but no one there to finish, then did get assist for Benrahma opener.

Declan Rice 6

Defensively disciplined again but passing radar a little off.

Tomas Soucek 6

Glanced a near-post header into the side-netting and made vital block from McTominay effort.

Lucas Paqueta 7

Looks more at home in this team with each passing week. Booked.

Pablo Fornals 6

Displayed versatility with start on the right and brought energy to the side.

Michail Antonio 5

Running caused problems but simply had to score when sent through one-on-one.

Said Benrahma 8

Terrific driving inside off the left and goal was sensational.


Jarrod Bowen (Fornals 74’)


Gianluca Scamacca (Antonio 87’)


Unused: Anang, Cresswell, Kehrer, Downes, Lanzini, Swyer, Mubama