More misery for Mourinho?
Goals from Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic, either side of a Victor Lindelof own goal gave the Hammers a deserved victory to put more pressure on the under-fire Mourinho, with Marcus Rashford’s brilliant flick merely a consolation in the end.
Manchester United, in an unfamiliar 3-5-2 formation, struggled to settle and it cost them dearly when Anderson gave the home side the lead with his first Premier League goal.
Just when things were looking better for the away side, disaster struck. United failed to clear from a corner and Yarmolenko kept things alive. He got a shot away after shimmying to the left, but it deflected off Victor Lindelof to wrongfoot De Gea and loop into the top corner.
It was a lucky goal, but it was certainly deserved for the home side who carried on from where they left off against Chelsea last week.
Mourinho sent on Marcus Rashford before the hour mark and the youngster seemed to give United more of a threat on the break.
But it was Marouane Fellaini who went closest to getting a goal back, meeting Young’s cross at the back post only to see his effort brilliantly saved by Lukasz Fabianski.
Paul Pogba was hooked on 70 minutes and while he did shake hands with Mourinho, the frostiness of their relationship was evident after another abject display from the Frenchman.
The away side finally got back into the game with a piece of brilliance from Rashford. Luke Shaw delivered the corner from the left and the youngster performed a superb backheeled-volley which snuck past Fabianski.
The lead lasted just a few minutes, however, when Marko Arnautovic sprung the offside trap to latch onto Mark Noble’s pass and slide past De Gea. If any goal was symbolic of United’s downfall, that was it.