Manchester United player ratings: Martial stars and rescues Red Devils against West Ham United

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Manchester United secured a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in their FA Cup quarter-final clash with West Ham United on Sunday, with Anthony Martial scoring the all-important equaliser for his side.

Dimitri Payet had put the visitors ahead with a sensational free-kick, but fortunately for United they were able to earn a replay with their French striker bagging his 12th goal of the season.

Having struggled in the first half, it was a much better performance from the Red Devils after the interval, find out how they rated in our player assessment below:

Martial rescues Man United with equaliser against West Ham United (video)
Payet scores world-class free-kick against Manchester United (video)

David De Gea – 7

Couldn’t have done anything about Payet’s free-kick, and produced some stunning saves including a late stop to deny Michail Antonio in an impressive performance.

Guillermo Varela – 6

Struggled in the first half as West Ham’s best chances came from build-up play down the left flank. However, he improved after the break and was more compact.

Chris Smalling – 7

A commanding display from the centre-half as he made countless timely interventions to ensure that the visitors were unable to take a comfortable lead.

Daley Blind – 7

Reliable defensively, and continues to be an important part of United building play from the back as he is undoubtedly one of the first names on the team-sheet for Van Gaal.

Marcos Rojo – 6

Almost made a costly error in bringing Payet down in the box in the second half, and with replays showing there was contact, he was lucky to escape. Nevertheless, United look a lot more settled with him in the backline.

Michael Carrick – 7

The former West Ham star did his best to set the tempo in the middle, as his probing passes and ability to push play forward for United was key as usual.

Marouane Fellaini – 6

A poor performance from the Belgian international as he was also unsurprisingly involved in some controversial incidents which could have seen him dismissed.

Marcus Rashford – 6

A tireless effort from the youngster as although he was unable to latch on to any goalscoring opportunities, he was restricted to working hard for his teammates in creating movement and closing down.

Ander Herrera – 7

The Spaniard was always looking for little pockets of space where he could do some damage and was a creative force for United. However, snatched at some chances where he could have done better.

Jesse Lingard – 7

An energetic display from Lingard, as his movement and pace made the Hammers work hard off the ball and he was also important from a defensive perspective too.

Anthony Martial – 8

Another crucial goal for his team capped off another impressive display, as the Frenchman was a constant menace down the left flank, particularly in the first half, causing Antonio all sorts of headaches with his trickery and pace. However, his decisive touch to find an equaliser was the most important contribution.


Memphis Depay – 6

A decent impact from the Dutchman as he gave United fresh impetus with his energy.

Bastian Schweinsteiger – 6

Lucky not to be called up on his foul on Darren Randolph for Martial’s equaliser, but the German was steadying presence in midfield.

Matteo Darmian – 6

Not much time for the Italian international to make his mark, but a welcome sight to see him back in action.

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