West Ham started their season off with a tough away fixture against Liverpool.
After a huge summer splurge, the Reds are now ready to challenge City for the title this season.
Like Liverpool, West Ham have spent heavily on their squad bringing in nine players for close to £100 million.
Following a very tumultuous season, West Ham needed to reinvest heavily into the squad and back their new manager, Manuel Pellegrini.
The owners have done that and the fans shouldn’t be too critical of the team after their loss today – a loss against a team that could win the title this season.
Against Liverpool, West Ham were just simply outclassed by a much better side. However, following the game, West Ham fans singled out long-time Hammers man, Mark Noble for his poor play today.
There weren’t many good performers for West Ham today but here’s what some of the fans said about Mark Noble…
Mark noble looked liked he needed life support after chasing Liverpool's midfield. Felipe Anderson will be gone by January. Absolute awful. West Ham very very poor
— Christopher Brown (@c_brown888) August 12, 2018
It doesn’t matter how many signings West Ham make. It doesn’t matter how much money they spend in the process. What matters is that whoever is in charge continues to play Mark Noble. If you’re West Ham on Football Manager, getting him out of the team is the first thing you do!
— WK (@Wilkinnss) August 12, 2018
I genuinely think I could write an entire dissertation on why mark noble should not be starting for West Ham United
— Sam Allen ⚒ (@samlallen_) August 12, 2018
Credit to West Ham for letting Make-a-Wish winner Mark Noble start in midfield against Liverpool
— Chris Edele (@ronalgringo) August 12, 2018
Mark Noble the weakest link in that Midfield.
Very impressed with Anderson so far… Want to see more of him going forward
— Club de West Ham (@ClubdeWestHam) August 12, 2018