Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, started striker Wout Weghorst as a No10 in the game against West Ham due to their physical approach and his height advantage. However, this decision left United fans furious as Weghorst struggled to win aerial duels. Ten Hag eventually substituted Weghorst after just 57 minutes.
In addition to Weghorst's poor performance, goalkeeper David De Gea made a shocking error, allowing a tame shot from Said Benrahma to slip through his fingers and give West Ham the lead. United were denied a penalty despite the ball striking Victor Lindelof's arm in the area. The defeat could harm United's chances of qualifying for the Champions League.