Manchester United Trail West Ham 0-2

Manchester United West Ham
David de Gea watches helplessly as Andriy Yarmolenko is deflected into the net by Issa Diop

Manchester United are trailing Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham 0-2 at the end of the first half, in a match that can spell the end of Jose Mourinho’s tenure at Old Trafford.

Felipe Anderson was on target at the London Stadium in the 5th minute as he right-footed a shot from very close range to the bottom left corner, as he put the Hammers on the driver’s seat.

Although Manchester United players responded by piling pressure on West Ham, dominating possession for some minutes, they did not get the reward they richly deserved.

Andriy Yarmolenko celebrates second goal

In the 43rd minute, West Ham doubled their advantage after a left foot shot by Andriy Yarmolenko was deflected into United goal by Issa Diop.

Manuel Pellegrini West Ham coach
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Jose Mourinho
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For now, Manuel Pellegrini can afford to smile, while Mourinho contemplates whether his boys can fight back in the second half.

West Ham are playing 4-1-4-1 formation, while the visitors Manchester United are playing 4-3-1-2 formation.

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