Man U clinch second place in West Ham draw
– Manchester United secured second place in the Premier League with a 0-0 draw at West Ham on Thursday, but there was precious little else to please Manager Jose Mourinho as the visitors again struggled for inspiration in attacking areas.
In a game of precious few clear-cut chances, Luke Shaw hit the post and Paul Pogba headed wide with United’s best opening.
A third blank in their last five league games for United means local rivals Manchester City can seal another Premier League
record by winning the league by at least 19 points, if they win at Southampton on the last day of the season tomorrow.
In United’s first game since legendary former manager Alex Ferguson had to have emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage, the visiting fans showed their support to the 76-year-old Scot with persistent chants of “We all love Alex Ferguson”.
There was a more subdued atmosphere from the home fans at the end of another deeply frustrating campaign for the Hammers.
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.
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.
Survival was only mathematically secured last weekend, and West Ham remain in lowly 15th place.
‘This is just the beginning’
- Mohamed Salah appears to have poured cold water on the possibility of leaving Liverpool after insisting he wants to win more trophies at Anfield. Salah will bid to lift his first piece of silverware as a Liverpool player on May 26, when Jurgen Klopp’s side face Real Madrid in the Champions League final. Real are among the clubs who have been linked with a move for the Egyptian international after he has netted 43 goals during his maiden campaign on Merseyside. But Salah said: "I'm very happy here, I'm very happy and everything is fine."Of course I have got ambitions for the future with Liverpool.”
LIVERPOOL Moyes unsure on West Ham future
- David Moyes is unsure whether he will still be West Ham United manager next season after fulfilling his remit of keeping the club in the Premier League. Moyes only penned a short-term deal until the summer when he was appointed Hammers boss in November after Slaven Bilic was axed from the London Stadium hotseat. West Ham successfully avoided relegation with two games to go, yet there have been repeat incidents of fans protesting at the club’s position in the table. After West Ham’s goalless draw with Manchester United on Thursday, Moyes admits he is uncertain whether he will remain in the hotseat. "West Ham are a big club, there's a lot of expectation, they want to improve every year. They don't want to be a club flirting with relegation, and that's understandable,” he said.