Man United Crash Out Of The Carling Cup

West Ham have knocked Manchester United out of the Carling Cup after a 4-0 thrashing.

Sir Alex Ferguson made 10 changes to the side who beat Blackburn 7-1 at the weekend. Anderson was the only player not to make way with Tomasz Kuszczak, John O’Shea, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Fabio da Silva, Darren Fletcher, Ryan Giggs, Tiago Bebe, Javier Hernandez and Gabriel Obertan all coming into the side.

The Hammers thought they took the lead with 16 minutes on the clock, a strike by Victor Obinna took a deflection off Johnathan Spector and flew past Kuszczak. Mark Clattenberg took a few minutes to speak with his assistant, resulting in the goal being disallowed. Replays showed that Spector was just offside when the ball hit him.

Minutes later, West Ham did take the lead. Luis Boa Morte burst forward, his cross into the area found Carlton Cole, he laid the ball off to Obinna and his ball in was headed past Kuszczak by Spector.

Spector had his second eight minutes before half time after some more terrible defending by United. Spector’s shot flew into the bottom left corner of the goal.

Manchester United made an immediate substitution after the break with Federico Macheda coming on for Bebe. Hernandez had been playing as a lone striker but bringing Macheda on and changing the formation made a difference.

Rob Green nearly let United straight back into the game, his clearance hit Macheda and nearly fell to Hernandez but Green managed to clear away the danger with a slide tackle.

The next goal was always going to be important, unfortunately it was the home side who got it. A quickly taken free-kick resulted in Carlton Cole heading the ball past Kuszczak, to put the game to bed.

More terrible defending from Man United ended with a fourth goal for West Ham. Cole had his second of the game after Obinna easily went past Rafael, passed to Cole and he shot past Kuszczak.

It was an awful performance from the whole team, the one exception maybe being Anderson. West Ham deserved the win, United were outplayed and didn’t deserve to go through to the next round.

3 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    brings you back down to earth,you over rated red bastards

  2. Anonymous says:


    We simply lack of class tonight. Westham are the current bottom club but they beat us with style and class. Of course this is not our first team, but if we keep saying that this team has a good future, I can't see any of them become a top class player, at least in the near future.

    How can Martin Ferguson (SAF's brother) make us to sign player like Bebe for 7 million???... Chicharito is poor. Some may say that he's a good finisher, but for me I think he has no skill to unlock the defence. Additionally, he's too short (Infact very short) to play as a striker, epecially in EPL. Arsenal sign Chamakh for FREE, while we paid 10 million ohicharito. So, that's the scout that should be blamed.

    We keep on wasting our limited amount of money for players like Bebe, Obertan, Tosic, Manucho, etc. What's Martin Ferguson is doing. CORRUPTION???? We keep signing players that no other team need, so they can up the price and make room for Corruption!!!. That's why SAF keep saying that the Glazer is good for United.

  3. Davidthealien says:

    i dont agree with either comment. I think your full of crap in reference to Chicharito, i see plenty of qualities in him, yes he is short but has a great jump and has only been with the club for a few months, i do agree however on Bebe but still its too early to tell they need some time to get adjusted, obertan to me has really showed improvement and determination to better himself of late. they cant all be perfect but yes it trully was a wake up call but im not too concerned at the same time

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