Manchester United gets knocked out of the Carabao Cup
Manuel Lanzini scored the only goal of the game in the 9th minute to send Hammers through to the next round of the Carabao Cup.
Manchester United loses out on yet another trophy as they got knocked out by West Ham United in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo was not in the squad to face West Ham United as he was rested for the game.
Solksjaer fielded a different 11 to the match-winning side of last weekend against the same team. The matchwinner then, Jesse Lingard, started the game this time around. Meanwhile, Moyes retained Jarrod Bowen from his weekend side.
Despite the changes, the hosts had Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelöf, Nemanja Matic, and Eric Bailly on the field. The stadium had a huge number of 72,468 people, the biggest for a Carabao Cup tie here at Old Trafford in five years.
Manuel Lanzini’s ninth-minute effort was enough to take David Moyes’s men into the last 16 of the competition. Ryan Fredericks eased between Jadon Sancho and Alex Telles before cutting a low cross back to the Argentine, who finished into the bottom corner. It was Lanzini’s first goal in almost 12 months and only his second since May 2019.
Manchester United’s fringe team fails
Manchester United’s fringe players failed to deliver the level of performance expected from them. Meanwhile, West Ham United should have finished the game but missed three good chances. Andriy Yarmolenko, Jarrod Bowen, and Mark Noble all missed the target as they had to hold onto the 1-0 lead.
Unable to progress to the next round Manchester United lost yet another opportunity to end the trophy drought since 2017.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer after the match:
“It was a poor start and then when we decided that we wanted to join the game we played some good football. We had loads of shots, loads of pressure, very good attitude, but we lacked a bit.
I’ve never actually won this tournament, that hunt will keep going. It is a trophy I’d like to have. But we’ve made decisions to get the squad up to speed.”