West Ham and United shares the spoils in London

Sherman Parsons
May 11, 2018

But Mourinho admitted he had been happy to settle for a draw as the game wore on, a result that means United will record their highest league finish since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

United might have beaten West Ham had goalkeeper Adrian not made good first-half saves from Lingard, Luke Shaw and Sanchez.

Marko Arnautovic almost opened the scoring for the Hammers in the sixth minute with a low strike that forced goalkeeper David De Gea into a good save.

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Valencia capitalised on some slack defending to tee up Alexis and, when Adrian kept the Chilean's effort out, Shaw followed up to drill the rebound against a post.

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In the absence of the injured Lukaku, Lingard appeared to be United's most likely scorer, though he could not beat Adrian with a 20-yard strike in the 55th minute.

As the second half went on, chances were hard to come by the both sides, which prompted Mourinho to introduce Rashford for Lingard, while the Hammers introduced Andy Carroll.

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

- Jose Mourinho has managed more matches against David Moyes without losing (13 - W8 D5) than against any other coach in his career.

That victory also helped secure European football, but the move to the London Stadium, sold to supporters as West Ham's chance to compete with the Premier League elite, has so far proved a false dawn.

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