Analysis of Manchester United’s 3-0 Victory over West Ham United on February 4, 2024

This content provides a comprehensive summary of the Manchester United vs. West Ham match, highlighting key moments, player performances, and the overall outcome. It offers insights into the scoring plays, player reactions, and the team’s overall performance. Additionally, it mentions significant achievements, such as Rasmus Højlund’s record-setting goal. To add more value, a potential analysis of the team’s performance, upcoming matches, or a comparison to previous games could be included. Additionally, discussing the impact of individual players or any notable milestones reached during the match can also enhance the content.
Alejandro Garnacho scored twice following Rasmus Højlund’s goal on his 21st birthday at Old Trafford, propelling Manchester United to a 3-0 victory over West Ham that moved them into sixth place in the Premier League, surpassing their opponents on Sunday. With 38 points after 23 games, Erik ten Hag’s team sits eight points adrift of the fourth spot, following Thursday’s 4-3 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers. West Ham are now in seventh place with 36 points.

Højlund’s goal in the 23rd minute, after a well-executed play marked by a clever move and an accurate shot, paved the way for the team’s success. “It was very good. It’s always special to play on your birthday but today of course with the win, yeah,” Højlund expressed to Sky Sports after the match. “A month ago there was a lot of talk about us [Højlund and Garnacho] not scoring enough goals but we are both young and growing every day. You can see the connection between us.”

At 19 years old, forward Garnacho scored his first goal in the league on Dec. 26, making history as the youngest player in United’s history to score in four consecutive Premier League appearances. He doubled their lead in the 49th minute, netting a goal after his shot deflected off the defense, sending goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski the wrong way. He then bagged his second goal of the match in the 84th minute, securing United’s victory.

The match also had several noteworthy performances, including Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images and defender and former captain Harry Maguire, playing his first game since Dec. 12, when he sustained a groin injury.

Following a three-game streak in which they have scored 11 goals, including a 4-2 victory in the FA Cup fourth round, ten Hag’s team is on an upward trajectory with a string of successful performances. Goalkeeper Andre Onana, who returned from international duty with Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations, played an instrumental role, making several impressive saves in the match.

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