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David Moyes denies accusations that he can't handle a big squad after West Ham United's £170m summer splurge

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David Moyes denies accusations that he can't handle a big squad after West Ham United's £170m summer splurge

Hammers boss David Moyes has denied accusations that he can’t handle a big squad after West Ham United’s £170m summer splurge.

There had been huge excitement at West Ham after the club record spend in the summer window.

Moyes signed eight players and spent over £170m as part of a big rebuild at West Ham following 10 departures.

The arrivals of Brazil midfield star Lucas Paqueta and Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca have caught the imagination of West Ham fans.

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But the reality has been a dismal start to the Premier League season which sees the Hammers heading into October in the relegation zone.

And the likes of Paqueta and Scamacca are struggling to hit the ground running with Moyes constantly chopping and changing his team between West Ham’s domestic and European games.

Ahead of West Ham’s 1-0 defeat at Everton, Moyes said he has preferred to work with a smaller squad throughout his career.

After his failure at Manchester United – and West Ham’s struggles with what is arguably their best squad of the Premier League era – it has led to suggestions that Moyes is not capable of managing a large squad of quality players.

But Moyes has denied accusations that he can’t handle a big squad after West Ham United’s £170m summer splurge.

Speaking to the press after the defeat to Everton, Moyes refuted the suggestion he is struggling to manage his new and improved Hammers squad.

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“No, I’ve not found that a problem at all,” Moyes said when asked if he was having trouble managing his new-look squad (Football.London).

“In fact, I’ve actually quite liked having the chance to look at it and change…

“I recognised it probably February time that we weren’t quite as strong (as we needed to be). We also chose in not to bring in anybody in January but I could see it.”

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