Javier Hernandez Plays - West Ham Team vs Manchester United Confirmed

Solenn Plantier
Août 13, 2017

In a wide-ranging interview with United Review for Sunday's Premier League opener against West Ham United, his former club, Carrick outlines his aims and ambitions for the fresh campaign.

Nenamja Matic, also making his United league bow, won the ball and fed Marcus Rashord who broke clear to send Lukaku clear to crisply finish past on-loan Hammers keeper Joe Hart.

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Martial made no mistake as he calmly put the ball under Hart and the England goalkeeper didn't cover himself in glory as he failed to get to a Paul Pogba effort from range as United went top of the Premier League with a comfortable four-goal victory.

Having survived that late scare, it was business as usual for United after the break as they doubled their lead within just eight minutes of the restart, when Zabaleta was yellow-carded for blocking the escaping Rashford on the right-hand edge of the Hammers area.

The Belgium striker, a £75 million ($97.6 million, 82.5 million euros) signing from Everton, struck either side of half-time to take his tally of goals against West Ham to 11 in his last 11 appearances.

On this early evidence, United now have a focal point whose talents suit their desired style of play and one who can bring out the best of those around him.

Manchester United: De Gea 5, Valencia 5, Bailly 6, Jones 6, Blind 6, Matic 8, Pogba 9, Mkhitaryan 8, Mata 7, Rashford 7, Lukaku 8.

Mata was through again shortly after following a lovely looped pass over the top by Pogba, but the Spaniard's square pass for Lukaku at the far post was cut out.

The 24-year-old did score in Manchester United's 2-0 win against Dutch giants Ajax in the Europa League final to secure a place in the Champions League this term.

Javier Hernandez was there as the rot set in under David Moyes and he will make his Old Trafford return on Sunday after joining West Ham from Bayer Leverkusen in a £16 million deal. By that point, West Ham's heads had already dropped. And from the free-kick from Mkhitaryan Lukaku nods it home. Great from Pogba, bad from Hart.

The 29-year-old Mexican, known as "Chicharito" (Little Pea), was a crowd favourite during his five years at United, scoring 59 goals for the club and playing a part in two league title successes.

Asked if the league is always United's priority, Carrick continues: "The league is special because it is such a tough division to win".

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