As West Ham United fell to a 1-0 defeat at Manchester United, coming as a potential bump in the race for a Champions League qualifying spot, many Hammers fans weren’t impressed with the performance of striker Michail Antonio – with one supporter going as far as to label him a ‘donkey’.
The Englishman debatably looked isolated up front and failed to have any meaningful impact on the game going forward as some West Ham fans refused to shy away from the critiquing their usual favourite.
Craig Dawson’s own goal cemented defeat for David Moyes’ men, and despite still having a game in hand on fourth-placed Chelsea, they next host London rivals Arsenal in what could be a difficult encounter.
Antonio’s performance in particular left these supporters unimpressed, with SofaScore revealing that he lost the ball 19 times and was among the lowest rated players in the squad. Just 13 of his 25 passes found a team-mate, while his only shot all night was blocked down.
Making their feelings known on social media, here’s what these Hammers fans had to say.
West Ham fans blast Antonio
“Antonio is the worst footballer I’ve ever seen play. West ham fans who think he’s slightly good don’t know anything about football”
“Antonio thinking he’s Messi dropping deep to pick the ball up and do nothing with.
Confidence of CR7 ability of a donkey”
“I hope Maguire lets Antonio out of his pocket to get on the bus home”
“Antonio hasn’t had a good game since the Villa away game! His work rate has been non existent, his hold up play been rubbish! He just hasn’t been a threat to anyone lately”
“He’s had a terrible game. Agreed.”
“Michail Antonio is not a good football player”
“Antonio’s hold up is terrible”
“Antonio has been poor for a while, his performances at the start of the season seem to of made him invincible”
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