Marcus Rashford headed home his 100th goal for United but David De Gea made a string of saves to keep a 5th consecutive home clean sheet.
PLAYER RATINGS – Manchester United 1, West Ham 0
David De Gea: 8. Came off his line to reach the ball before Said Benrahma – ballsy move. Busier in the second half. Saved from Benrahma, Michail Antonio, Kurt Zouma and also a massive save from Declan Rice in injury time.
Diogo Dalot: 8. Good attacking progress but importantly a couple of good defensive headers as he showed his defensive discipline as West Ham turned up the heat in the second half.
Harry Maguire: 6. Blocked a shot from Said Benrahma and later from Jarrod Bowen but had to be bailed out by Lisandro Martinez several times
Lisandro Martinez: 8. Came across to intercept an early run on goal by Said Benrahma. Bailed out his partner Harry Maguire several times.
Luke Shaw: 7. Prime chance to show he can go to the World Cup, solid defending and decent going forward. Laid on a great chance for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Casemiro: 7. Outclassed Flynn Downes in midfield and mopped up loose balls, some good balls forward too.
Christian Eriksen: 7. Radar was off early on, set pieces were poor until one lofted ball into the box was converted by Marcus Rashford.
Anthony Elanga: 6. Shot wide with just Lucas Fabianski to beat. Poor attacking threat.
Bruno Fernandes: 6. Blocked out and deeper than usual. 5th Booking means he misses United’s next Premier League game against Aston Villa.
Marcus Rashford: 7. In his eagerness to get a goal he stole a square pass from Diogo Dalot to Ronaldo and fluffed it. Had a couple of other chances saved by Lucasz Fabianski and a poor touch on occasion. Great goal though and could have scored again in the second half.
Cristiano Ronaldo: 6. Was in the right place for a shot on goal but found himself robbed by Marcus Rashford, had another shot saved by Lucasz Fabianski. Headed a good cross by Luke Shaw wide and sent a couple of chance wide.
Scott McTominay (on for Anthony Elanga, 61): 6. Offered more of a goal threat and almost set up a second goal for Fred.
Fred (on for Christian Eriksen, 77): Hit the post with a header. No time to mark
GOAL – Manchester United 1, West Ham 0
Man Utd 1, West Ham 0: 38. Marcus Rashford headed home his 100th goal for United after Christian Eriksen flighted a ball into the 6 yard box from the right where the England striker finally struck in front of the watching Gareth Southgate.
MATCH STATS – Manchester United 1, West Ham 0
Man Utd: De Gea, Dalot, Maguire, Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Eriksen (Fred 79), Elanga (McTominay 61), Fernandes, Rashford, Ronaldo
Man Utd Subs: Bishop, Dubravka, Malacia, Sancho, Pellistri, van de Beek, Garnacho
Booking: Fernandes 90 (foul on Jarrod Bowen)
Goal: Rashford 38
West Ham: Fabianski (Areola 46), Kehrer, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Downes (Fornals 77), Bowen, Benrahma, Scamacca (Antonio 57)
West Ham Subs not used: Johnson, Coufal, Lanzini, Ogbonna, Coventry, Palmieri
Bookings: Scamacca 36 (foul on Marcus Rashford); Soucek 73 (foul on Luke Shaw); Kehrer 78 (foul on Marcus Rashford)
Referee: Chris Kavanagh