Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Watford

Under-performing Manchester United held at West Ham

Jose Mourinho praised the fight and determination from his Manchester United players to seal second place in the Premier League with a draw at West Ham United.

The game was started slowly and there were no clear chances in the first half.

United sit 19 points behind rivals and runaway champions Manchester City - who also won the EFL Cup - and Mourinho feels his team could have performed better over the season.

The 36-year-old has only started three games this season as his playing career, which included winning five Premier League titles, winds down.

Paul Merson believes he's noticed something about Manchester United's players that shows they're too afraid to play under current manager Jose Mourinho.

Chris Smalling, speaking to Sky Sports afterwards, said: "We have played it a few times earlier in the season but had not played it for a little while".

"It pains me to say this, as my mum's side of the family support City and I used to play for Liverpool, but how can you knock United when they have secured second place in the table and reached the FA Cup final?"




Manchester United draw their Premier League season to a close when they entertain Watford on Sunday, with both sides having already achieved their objectives. But since the moment we felt it was impossible to finish first we had the target to finish second and it is done on Thursday.

Overall the game was one which lacked intensity and it was a poor performance from the team.

Moyes played down suggestions that the game could be his last with West Ham, adding: "Well, we'll discuss things after the last game of the season". That's normal. I know the players. Paul Pogba and Mark Noble got handsy late in the second half to help us get one highlight in this game. "My experience has allowed me to see what good really looks like off the pitch, whether it be facilities, a board of directors, the people who work round football clubs, the roles people should have".

"I wouldn't want to run round waving to supporters because we've avoided relegation". Both players were booked.

West Ham: Adrian; Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble (c), Masuaku (Carroll 66); Joao Mario, Lanzini, Arnautovic.

Adrian was again on hand to keep out Lingard's strike. After Rashford failed to impress on the south coast, this time it was Alexis Sanchez's turn to deputise but it was no great success either.

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