Wonderful save early on from Obertan but then nearly handed United a goal on a plate when his mis-hit goal-kick cannoned straight into Macheda. Made a fine block from Obertan in the second half.
T. Ben Haim
Slotted in at left-back in his fourth successive Carling Cup start and had a comfortable evening against, first, the erratic Bebe and, then, Obertan.
Handed only his third start of the season - in the other two he played at left-back and right-back - the former United trainee responded with two David Platt-esque goals breaking from central midfield. Helped Kovac completely dominate Fletcher and Anderson in midfield.
Made a crucial clearance to deny United an early opener and settlled down to nullify the threat of Hernandez.
Dominated the aerial battle as he looked the most impressive centre-half on show before being withdrawn midway through the second half with an eye on bigger battles.
Not always comfortable in possession but his energy and drive could not be faulted.
Very solid display by the right-back, who kept both Giggs and Obertan quieter than West Ham would have dared expect.
He is not the flying winger of old but did an important tactical job by helping Spector and Kovac dominate the central acres.
Offered occasional flashes of quality and kept the home side ticking over but was occasionally sloppy in posssession.
With the transfer window approaching, the big no9 is starting to warm up. Coincidence or not, he had his best game of the season, holding the ball up well, bringing his team-mates into play and poaching two classic centre-forward goals.
In the odd position of knowing he is surplus to requirements, he failed to make a compelling case to prospective buyers by failing to command his box and looking uneasy on set-pieces.
The most experienced of the back four was expected to guide his colleagues through a snow-infested tie but looked as lost as everyone else.
The once-solid defender's nightmare run continued with another display completely lacking in assurance and composure. Failed to track Cole's near-post run for the third goal and was completely outsmarted for the fourth. By the end, his decison-making was shot to pieces and Ferguson showed mercy by substituting him with 18 minutes left.
His inexperience showed as he struggled to deal with the dynamic alliance of Cole and Obinna but held things together better than any of his defensive colleagues.
Began at left-back before being switched to the right flank and looked equally uncomfortable in both positions. Withdrawn just after the hour mark.
Back to square one after his impressive comeback at the weekend. Was energetic but could not get to grips with the midfield. Disappointing.
Had some nice touches but looked rusty and even mis-laid some passes. Will have bruised his pride that he was captain for such a lacklustre display.
The energy and desire that is normally the bare minimum for the feisty Scot was oddly absent on a night when his significant contributions could be counted on one hand.
Completely off the pace and offered nothing to United's attacks in his right flank role. The only surprise was that he lasted the entire first half.
Came close with one header but the Mexican jack-in-the-box was given poor service and looked lost at times.
Hit the post early on and was a nuiance to West Ham cutting in from the left flank. Moved to the right after the break but had less joy. One of the few in white who could hold his head high.