Three things we learned: West Ham United 0-0 Manchester United

Three things we learned: West Ham United 0-0 Manchester United

Adrian has been restored in the West Ham goal for the past three games in place of England global Joe Hart, and showed why with a hat-trick of fine saves.

"But when the game goes to minute 70, 75 you don't lose".

And the game was reflective of an end-of-season affair, petering out in the later stages to a draw - United's first in the league of 2018.

In a game of precious few clear-cut chances, Luke Shaw hit the post and Paul Pogba headed wide with United's best opening.

Mourinho turned to Rashford in an attempt to sway the game in favour of United, who were again below-par just over a week before their FA Cup final date with Chelsea.

West Ham's Marko Arnautovic hit an early strike straight at David De Gea before the Austria worldwide could only head over from six yards after Chris Smalling made a mess of clearing Aaron Cresswell's cross.

Scott McTominay sparked the Reds' best spell of the first half, after Ander Herrera robbed Manuel Lanzini in a unsafe position, when he flashed a drive just wide.

United were developing cohesion and, following Adrian's parry of an Alexis Sanchez strike, Shaw thumped the rebound against the base of the post via a vital touch off the goalkeeper's boot.

"And of course, some of the players I am totally convinced are going to make it, some others I have good hopes that they are going to make it and some others I don't believe they are going to make it".

Lingard was at it again 10 minutes after the restart with a strike from range but Adrian was equal to the task.

The Scotland worldwide started in midfield alongside Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba as the uneventful clash ended goalless.

But neither side could break the deadlock in a contest with little riding on the outcome, though Pogba and Hammers captain Mark Noble earned 88th-minute bookings in a fiery climax.

On Sunday, Manchester United play the final match of their season at Old Trafford against Watford, while West Ham host Everton at home.

Two years ago to the day, West Ham waved goodbye to Upton Park in a thrilling 3-2 win over United on a night of high emotion in East London.

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