Moyes must improve or face Old Trafford defeat


Moyes must improve and solve midfield riddle 

Whichever way you cut and slice it, the four midfielders just didn’t work against Bournemouth.

Much of the blame for West Ham’s woes on Thursday night were placed on Kalvin Phillips’ lack of match sharpness. However, that only tells part of the story. Tomas Soucek’s lack of passing ability and James Ward-Prowse’s lack of mobility massively played their part.

The player who came away with the most credit on the night was Lucas Paqueta, who wasn’t even playing. It was concerning how reliant West Ham has become on the Brazilian for creativity.

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David Moyes is going to have to think on his feet against Manchester United later today. An incremental improvement in Kalvin Phillips will not be enough to trouble Erik Ten Hag’s Reds. The Hammers manager must find some creativity from somewhere because JWP isn’t going to morph into a left-winger.

Left-wing is a problem, and Moyes knows it, which is why we chased a specialist for that position all transfer window. Personally, I’d play Maxwel Cornet or push Emerson forward. Unfortunately, I expect Moyes to try and strangle the game. If it succeeds, it will be a first because Moyes has never won an away game at Old Trafford in his entire career.

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