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Moyes: I don’t know what more we could have done

David Moyes insists West Ham gave absolutely everything they could against Manchester United and deserved to take something away from the game.

The Hammers were brilliant throughout the second half at Old Trafford but were unable to stick the ball in the back of the net, being continually denied by the absolute heroics of goalkeeper David De Gea.

The Spain international made brilliant saves from Mikey Antonio, Kurt Zouma, and Declan Rice, while Jarrod Bowen saw a shot from six yards blocked by Harry Maguire.

The Irons continually created chances throughout the second half but could not find a way through and Moyes was left scratching his head as to how the Hammers lost the game.

Quoted by BBC Sport, he said: “If you look through the game, we have been really close. We deserved to come away with something. I don’t think we could have done much more. We gave the ball away a bit too much and that led to Man United’s goal but overall we played well.”

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Moyes also heralded the abilities of De Gea, who was in absolutely miraculous form for United.

The Hammers boss, who worked with the Spaniard during his time at Old Trafford, added: “We know what a great keeper De Gea is, he was during my time here, and we hoped he wouldn’t save one of those two chances. I’m pleased for De Gea because he is a great guy but disappointed that one of those didn’t go in.

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

9 comments on “Moyes: I don’t know what more we could have done

  1. We played spiritedly well but needed more attacking craft and width – for me he should have subbed Flynn and Tomas earlier.

  2. We were the better team. Man U playing at home in front of a massive crowd of their own fans were scared of us and were defending for their lives. Ultimately they defended very well. That and their keeper having a great game is the only reason we didn’t take any points from the game. I think our lads can be proud of their performance. Didn’t get what they deserved.

  3. It’s time for change it us clear and gaa been fir some time now that Moyes is not going to change his stubborn defensive approach to all games. What more uld he do he could change his approach. The club need to act before it’s too late.

    • Quite agree, he never goes for the win against top teams away, 70 times he has failed, done well for us but time is up.

  4. We came back well against a side in good form and with a high quality squad. Lwe did lack creative players on the day. However Moyes has bought Paqueta, Aguerd and Cornet to beef up options for creativity. none of whom were playing yesterday through injury and getting to premier level match fitness. It does show that our manager has fully recognised we need to be more creative and he deserves time to make this work. The Moyes out shouts are tedious and disrespectful to a bloke who has got us out of relegation scraps twice and into Europe twice. For me he is best manager since John Lyall so patience my friends!

  5. People fooled by 13 mins of football that we should have tried to play for the 77 mins beforehand, instead it was the same old usual Moyes rubbish.

  6. I was watching this with a friend of mine who does not like football (but likes drinking beer). He said to me “how are you going to score if you keep giving the ball back to the other team”. Sums it all up really – we are set up to lose in almost all games let alone just the bigger clubs. Why spend all that money of players and then change the way they play which is why we bought them.

  7. I was there yesterday and the support from WH fans was as always, unrivalled.

    We are difficult to beat, and credit to Moyes for making us so, but given our attacking options we’re not creating nearly enough clear cut chances and we’re far too slow to go on the offensive.

    If we’re truly trying to create a big club mentality then we need to stop worrying about how we’re going to stop some of the best performing teams, and start to ask the question “how are you going to stop us?”. We’ve got the players to cause endless problems for these top prem teams, time to start showing it. We’re better than we think we are, start showing it lads!

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