West Ham fans have had it rough recently. With a huge chance to finish 7th this season in the Premier League a lot of supporters will be gutted to see that their side has lost the chance to do that with some awful results. Losing at Old Trafford isn’t an unexpected result, although they may not have lost had they gone with a decent starting lineup.
Chicha leads the line for us at Old Trafford today pic.twitter.com/6DYVWUkopY
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) 13 April 2019
The Hammers had a lot of issues with the squad that Manuel Pellegrini chose for them to be going at Manchester United with. Having lost away at Chelsea and rested Issa Diop the fans would have wanted to see the Frenchman come back into the side and would have liked seeing Angelo Ogbonna drop out. A lot of the fans called for that, as well as complaining Arthur Masuaku and Pablo Zabaleta’s inclusions.
Pellegrini was very unlucky not to have won at Old Trafford yesterday, and a lot of the Irons would have travelled home from Manchester yesterday feeling pretty down that they couldn’t get a result, although they should be proud of the performance. Had the likes of Diop, Aaron Cresswell, Ryan Fredericks and Michail Antonio been starting it may have been different, but with Leicester up next, the fans will want to see the right lineup and a return to winning ways.
You can read the Irons’ verdict on their starting lineup here:
— Will(@willsimpson33) 13 April 2019
Pellengini team selections have been very questionable
— West Ham COYI (@TheHammers_) April 13, 2019
3 of the back 4 are now liabilities. Lack of options in centre mid is scary,
— Daniel Bartlett (@DanBartlett83) April 13, 2019
Possibly the slowest side in Premier League history
— Stuart Knapman (@SJKnapman) 13 April 2019
We’re going down lads
— Alex (@Irons_Updates) April 13, 2019
If ever a team lineup said ‘beat us’ this is it. Awful
— Tez (@TezzyWHU) 13 April 2019
Good joke lads, where’s the real team?
— James (@RiceToMeetYou2) April 13, 2019
What a shocking line up. Needs a lot of work over the summer
— GameRiot (@GameRiotArmy) April 13, 2019
The Hammers hated the lineup that Pellegrini threw out against Manchester United and will be keen for a better side to be lining up against Leicester next time out.