Manchester United's poor form continues as they suffer 2-0 defeat to West Ham

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were beaten by West Ham

Manchester United's poor start to the season continued with a dismal 2-0 defeat to West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

United went into the game with a bit of confidence having won back-to-back games for the first time since March.

But they put in a toothless performance at the Olympic Stadium.

United were without Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba for the game and it showed.

They were abysmal in the first half as they struggled to create anything.

Marcus Rashford had the best opportunity as he had a clear run at goal after 21 minutes.

However the English forward, who is severely lacking in confidence at the moment, left the ball behind him and the chance was quickly snuffed out.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during West Ham v Man United

In truth, West Ham were struggling to create any real chances of their own but they still took the lead just before half-time.

Andriy Yarmolenko, who missed much of last season with an achilles tear, showed a real bit of quality to cut inside Harry Maguire and fire the ball into the bottom corner.

Watch the goal below:

That goal meant United have failed to keep an away clean sheet for 11 matches, their worst run since 2002.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have wanted a response from his team and United nearly drew parity minutes after the restart.

Marcus Rashford goes off injured

Andraes Pereira whipped in a brilliant ball from the right hand side but Juan Mata was unable to convert from a few yards out.

Watch Mata's miss below:

United were then dealt a huge blow as Rashford limped off the field.

The 21-year-old, who hadn't looked right all day, went down an hour into the game after chasing the ball.

With no other strikers available, Solskjaer turned to Jesse Lingard to play up-front.

West Ham could have doubled their advantage shortly after, but David de Gea was able to stop Felipe Anderson's effort from close-range.

Andriy Yarmolenko opened the scoring against Man United

Harry Maguire had a golden opportunity to restore parity but his header from close range was well saved by Łukasz Fabiański.

And West Ham put the game to bed thanks to a pearler of a free-kick from Aaron Cresswell.

The left-back stepped up from 25-yards out and banged his effort past David de Gea and into the top corner.

That's how the game finished. Another embarrassing result for Man United.

Solskjaer may not be at the wheel much longer.

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