Sir Alex paid the price of showing some disrespect to the Carling Cup, as his decision to rest 10 of the players who beat Blackburn last weekend proved to be very costly, as the Red Devils were hammered by West Ham last night for the quarter-final game, 4-0. Even the experienced Giggs could do little to try save the side from being humiliated.
It was United however who gave a first warning, as Green was forced to push Obertan’s shot on the woodwork, but the real onslaught was yet to come. Obinna had a goal disallowed on the 16th minute for the Hammers as his shot was deflected off Spector, who was in an offside position. But they were eventually rewarded on the 22nd minute, as Obinna provided a cross for Spector to nod home. Specctor, formed at United, was back to haunt his former club again on the 37th minute, as Fabio blocked Obinna’s shot, but the rebound fell to Spector for the double.
2-0 at half-time, the ‘hair-dryer’ treatment did not work for Sir Alex, as West Ham were further clear on the 55th minute, as Cole headed home yet again another Obinna’s cross. 10 minutes later he completed his double as well, as Obinna set him up yet again to send United crashing out of the competition.
The likes of Chicharito, Bebe and others proved to be too low quality to match the Hammers on that night, and it’s a defeat which will be hard to digest for the Red Devils.