Man United 1 West Ham 0
At least we gave it a go. After 30 seconds you wondered just how many United could get. Looking at MOTD Van Persie's goal was a cruel deflection off Collins. Nolan just failed to connect with Jarvis's cross and Andy Carroll volleyed over the bar in the first half. After the break Carlton Cole had an effort saved (that would have been ruled offside) and near the end Maiga cut in from the right to shoot just over. Jussi made a couple of good saves, particularly in tipping over Cleverly's shot, but generally West Ham restricted United to half-chances. And at least we had a vague chance of a point right up to the last with the Old Traford crowd silent. Sam was pleased with the defensive solidity. Now we've got to pick up some points from Chelsea, Liverpool and West Brom.
George Osborne and Radio 4 channel Essex Man
3 days ago