Speaking to Football Insider, talkSPORT regular Danny Mills has reacted to a ‘big blow’ for West Ham after the confirmed news Arthur Masuaku will be out for a lengthy period due to his knee operation – going on to say that David Moyes will have to solve the ‘problem’.
Will Arthur Masuaku be a big loss for West Ham?
No, we'll cope
Other sources say the Congolese ace could be absent from David Moyes’ matchday squad for three months, with talkSPORT pundit Mills claiming West Ham’s boss will have to show his worth and improvise without the mainstay wing-back.
Alongside bargain signing Vladimir Coufal, Masuaku has been a staple of Moyes’ three at the back system – often bombing forward and creating much needed width.
After his injury, Moyes has been forced to play four at the back again with Aaron Cresswell returning to his natural left-back role over his improved stint as a centre-half.
As the Scotsman continues to tinker without Masuaku, Mills has claimed great managers always find a way around dilemmas of this nature.
Mills reacts to confirmed Masuaku blow
“It is definitely a big blow to be without Masuaku,” explained the pundit to Football Insider.
“We are where we are at the moment, every team throughout the whole season will have one or two bad injuries, it happens. It’s all about adaptability, it’s all about coaching. It’s about how you work out how to deal with that problem.
“Look at Liverpool with Virgil van Dijk, Manchester City with Vincent Kompany a couple of seasons ago. They all had big injuries and that’s where top coaches make it work. They find a solution.”
Transfer Tavern take
Whether or not Moyes finds a definitive system to cope without his regular wing-back remains to be seen, but so far he has done a capable job.
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