Some West Ham supporters may have been disappointed when deadline day signing Said Benrahma didn’t feature against Manchester City last weekend.
Former Premier League midfielder Michael Brown has subsequently chipped in with his thoughts on why Moyes did not use Benrahma last week.
Brown has doubts about Benrahma
Speaking to Football Insider, Brown said: “It just shows you there’s something maybe lacking in that team ethic that David Moyes expects.
“Maybe he feels and he’s seen that he’s just not ready. I think he wants to get him in there when he feels it’s the right time, rather than put him when it’s a bit tight.
“Let’s be honest, you’re at home to Man City, he just thinks: ‘I’ll leave him a little bit longer,’ but it doesn’t get easier when you go to Liverpool.”
Benrahma was “magnificent” at Brentford
The winger had a terrific campaign last season for Brentford as he scored 17 goals and also supplied nine assists, per WhoScored. He often proved a menace for opposition defences, as highlighted by his remarkable averages of 3.8 shots, 2.1 key passes and three dribbles per game.
He earned a lot of praise from his time in the Championship, including from his former manager Thomas Frank, who called him ‘magnificent’.
It looks like the Irons have a talent on their hands and he could be the ideal player to fill the void left by Grady Diangana‘s departure to West Brom.
His direct nature might make it seem like he is sometimes not a team player, but his flair for taking defences on by himself should not be seen as a negative. It suggests that he has an abundance of confidence and, if Moyes can get him working with the team, then he could be a real threat for the Irons.
In other West Ham news, Moyes is being backed massively by one Irons legend. Have a read who is praising him here!
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