Said Benrahma’s goal proved decisive as Manchester United suffered a 1-0 defeat at West Ham on Sunday in a match that saw David De Gea make a catastrophic error that threatens to send United’s season into a tailspin.
The Spanish goalkeeper let a tame shot from Benrahma squirm past him in the 27th minute after his team had largely dominated the opening period. The result hinged on De Gea’s blunder, which occurred on the day he became the most-capped goalkeeper in Manchester United’s history.
Despite still holding fourth place, United is now just one point ahead of Liverpool, albeit with a game in hand. Meanwhile, West Ham, who are seven points clear of the drop zone, are set to play in the Europa Conference League semi-finals this week.