West Ham's Andy Carroll summed up by two stats against Manchester United

Enner Valencia, Andy Carroll, Mark Noble

West Ham striker Andy Carroll was awkward for Manchester United to deal with in the FA Cup clash at Old Trafford.

West Ham striker Andy Carroll's performance at Old Trafford was one which distinctly highlighted his positive and negative attributes.

Carroll, who represented England at Euro 2012, was selected as a starter for the Hammers as they drew 1-1 with Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter final, forcing a replay.

As manager Slaven Bilic would have hoped, Carroll was an awkward opponent for the Red Devils defence to try and handle.

He won 10 aerial duels in the contest according to statistics from whoscored.com, more than the rest of the West Ham team combined (7). Only Emmanuel Emenike (3) managed more than one.

United defender Chris Smalling gave as good as he got too, winning seven aerial battles himself, with the next highest player on the home team being Marouane Fellaini (3).

If this suggested Carroll was setting himself up for a dangerous display, think again, for he was let down by his lack of control in possession.

The former Newcastle and Liverpool striker could only manage a 50 per cent pass completion rate, lower than anybody else on the pitch including both goalkeepers.

Perhaps more unfortunate was his three shots which each ended up off target. 

Against United he worked their defence hard, but his quality ultimately let him down, and whether he should start the replay is a big decision Slaven Bilic will have to make.

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