Manchester United had Mark Noble on the strings during the first 45 minutes of their FA Cup clash with West Ham United on Tuesday night

To be honest, there wasn’t much to cheer for the Hammers in the first half at Old Trafford as the Red Devils were effectively camped and pressured in their half

Even in the absence of Bruno Fernandes, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s midfield three from Nemanja Matic, Fred and Donny van de Beek ran the visitors in a dominant start into the game

The home team’s defense even wreaked havoc when Victor Lindelof came closest to United’s lead when his well-placed header forced Lukasz Fabianski’s outrageous save

The Pole has long been recognized as one of the Premier League’s most underrated shot stoppers, and it was easy to see why when he turned Lindelof’s efforts on the post

But while the Red Devils may have lacked goals, there was certainly no lack of finesse as West Ham’s skipper Noble suffered not just one but two moments of humiliation

First, Marcus Rashford, who made his 250 Appearing for United celebrated, Noble brutally fell to the ground with a nonchalant roulette to get out of trouble

However, it was Mason Greenwood who got a step better with an amazing twist on the line of contact where Noble saw stars again – check out the two moments of brilliance below:

In fact, the Greenwood Skill in particular was so popular on social media that United legend Rio Ferdinand wrote on Twitter, “I love you Nobes, but Maceeey Maceeeey, wow!”

To be fair, it’s hard to blame Ferdinand because the way Greenwood Noble spun like a roulette wheel was exactly the kind of skill you’d expect from Dennis Bergkamp in his prime would

But, as we all know, it is not moves of skill that decide football games, and despite pressure from United, their dullness in front of goal has been painfully in line with recent Premier League fighting

With all of the flicks and tricks at United this season, you can’t help but feel like they lack the nervousness to turn those fireworks into some sort of end product that will win you trophies

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