Manchester United were looking to build on their recent improvement in form, while West Ham were looking to distance themselves from the relegation zone as they met at Old Trafford which ended in a 3-1 scoreline, thanks to goals from Welbeck, Januzaj and Ashley Young. Here are the three things we learned from the game.
United better, but still nothing special
Manchester United are struggling, and there is no doubt about that. They may have claimed a 3-1 win over the Hammers today, but they still lack the qualities of a world class team. They may have lifted themselves up to 7th place, but a win for Tottenham tomorrow would see them back in 8th, and behind another struggling Premier League giant. David Moyes’ men looked a little brighter, more confidence on the ball and greater conviction when going forward, but they still look a long way off pace setters Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City, and there will be no quick fix for their current problems.