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How we rated the magical Irons v Man U

Niall McDonald hands out the ratings on a memorable day when we have all been a bit late back from the stadium after watching a totally awesome performance from the Irons.

Fabianski: Only two saves to make and the first was his best yet – a Banks-esque reaction stop down to his right 9
Zabaleta: Seems to have found another five yards of pace and another 20 mins of stamina from somewhere 8
Diop: Looking better with every game – has that rare skill of timing a tackle perfectly 9
Balbuena: After seeing off Giroud last week, kept Lukaku quieter than anyone I can remember 9
Masuaku: Really had to focus today against Young and then Rashford 8
Rice: Without getting too carried away, Rice had far more control in the middle of the field than Matic, Fellaini or Pogba 9
Obiang: “He’s like a totally new player this season”, the guy next to me said 8
Noble: This may have been the skipper’s best performance I’ve seen. Magnificent game and capped off with a defence splitter for the 3rd 9
Anderson: Lovely flick for the deserved early goal. Great balance of creativity and diligence today 9
Yarmolenko: Deserved the goal, his persistence to get the shot away picking up the deflection 8
Arnautovic: Immensely strong performance leading the line, constant threat 9


Snodgrass: Kept the energy levels up, and was a useful outlet on the break 6
Antonio: Fresh legs late on, helped see out the win 6
Diangana: On in stoppage time for his first PL win bonus  No rating

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon