By Anthony Onifade

2nd Mar, 2023 | 10:40am

Said Benrahma hands David Moyes selection headache after 9/10 performance in West Ham United defeat v Man United

West Ham forward Said Benrahma certainly gave David Moyes a potential selection headache after his superb individual performance in their 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Wednesday night.

The Carabao Cup winners came from behind late on to secure their place in the quarter-finals at West Ham’s expense after the Hammers missed a hateful of chances to pull clear.

After going a goal down, the Red Devils went on to score three quick goals late on but Moyes will have been delighted with the performance of one of his attacking stars.

And that man is Benrahma who arguably stole the show for the Hammers in what was a disappointing result considering their good performance for all of about 80 minutes.

Signed for £30m in October 2020, Benrahma has never really fulfilled his potential at the London Stadium so far, with Moyes constantly leaving him out of his XI due to his inconsistencies in performance.

However, the 27-year-old proved his worth once again to the Hammers cause, running rings around Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot, netting a superb effort into the top corner in the second half and creating a number of chances for the East Londoners to pull clear.

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Benrahma’s underlying stats on the night just how good he was, recording, 2 shots on target, completing five of his eight dribbles, recording three key passes and winning six of his 11 ground duels in what was an action-packed and silky performance.

If not for Michail Antonio’s poor finishing, the Algerian could have ended the game with a goal and an assist, but still ended up with a West Ham Zone 9/10 rating despite the result.

With Maxwel Cornet set to return to action following a long injury battle, Benrahma’s performance on Wednesday night will have given Moyes a potential selection headache for the crucial weeks ahead as the Hammers look to steer clear of the relegation places.