Manchester United failed to offer much of a goal threat in 90 minutes against West Ham.

The highlight of normal time was an outrageous piece of skill from Mason Greenwood to turn and leave Mark Noble trailing in his dust.

It came just before half-time and while Greenwood’s attempted cross was later cut out, it was an impressive moment which deserved applause.

Greenwood has been consistently impressive on United’s right wing but once again the game went by without him scoring. He remains stuck on four goals for the season.

The youngster had a shot blocked in the first half after excellent hold-up play from Anthony Martial.

West Ham’s defensive approach made it tough for United’s players to find space and Greenwood’s attacking threat was largely blunted, as he went through the game without landing a shot on target.


Greenwood was substituted for Edinson Cavani in the 86th minute, before Scott McTominay netted an extra-time winner.

Despite his unsuccessful night in front of goal, Greenwood’s skill certainly made an impression.

Manchester United v West Ham United: The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round
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United still need to get Greenwood firing, but he’s clearly playing with confidence to pull off a moment of skill like he did.

Against teams which play more openly and leave space, he should flourish and start adding to his goal tally. United just need to be patient.

Any time a player pulls off a piece of trickery and quick footwork which gets compared to Dimitar Berbatov, he is doing something right.

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