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Hojlund, Garnacho star as Man United leapfrog West Ham into sixth

By Vincent Ashitey
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Alejandro Garnacho scored twice as Manchester United cruised to a 3-0 victory over West Ham at Old Trafford.

The Hammers had more play in the opposing third than the hosts, but could not make it pay, while United in contrast were clinical.

Rasmus Hojlund opened the scoring midway through the first half, after Casemiro outhustled James Ward-Prowse to nudge the ball into his path and the Denmark international weaved outside of Nayef Aguerd before drilling low into the corner.

Emerson wasted a good chance for the Hammers three minutes after the restart and within 60 seconds the lead was doubled, with Garnacho cutting inside the Italian before hitting a shot which deflected off Aguerd and leaving Lukasz Fabianski with no chance.

The Hammers' best chance of getting back into the game was stifled when Diogo Dalot made a fine sliding challenge to deny Jarrod Bowen but fell further behind soon afterwards.

Kalvin Phillips continued his poor start to his loan move, losing the ball in midfield to fellow substitute Scott McTominay, who slid a ball for Garnacho to guide into the net.

The only negative on a fine day for Erik Ten Hag's side was seeing Lisandro Martinez, who has missed much of the season with a foot injury, limp off with a knee complaint in the second half.
The win lifts the Red Devils above West Ham into sixth position.