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David Moyes makes shock claim about West Ham ace Aaron Cresswell after heroics against Everton

David Moyes says West Ham ace Aaron Cresswell was actually playing better before he suffered a back injury at the end of November.

The 32-year-old left-back slid into the post during our defeat to Manchester City at The Etihad on November 28th.

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It seemed like a fairly innocuous injury at the time but it ended up being fairly serious and kept Cresswell out of action for around six weeks and he didn’t return to the West Ham starting lineup until mid-January.

David Moyes would have been delighted to have Cressy back fit and available for selection.

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He is so crucial to the Scot’s side both defensively and in the final third. It appears as though Moyes hasn’t been completely satisfied with the left-back’s displays over the past couple of months or so though…

Aaron Cresswell hasn’t been at his best for West Ham Moyes claims

The 32-year-old put in a top-class performance against Everton yesterday at the London Stadium.

Cresswell scored a magnificent free-kick that put us ahead against the Toffees and defended with aplomb against the likes of Demarai Gray, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

David Moyes spoke to the media after the match and suggested that West Ham ace Cresswell is slowly getting back close to his best, as quoted by Football.London:

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“He played much better before his back injury. He was in top form up until mid-November when that happened and there are signs he is getting a little back to it. It’s taken a little while.”

That’s a fairly harsh criticism from Moyes.

If you look closely at Cresswell’s performances though, the Scot has got this one pretty much spot on.

The 32-year-old’s deliveries from set-pieces is second to none but his positional awareness and defending in general has been questionable at times over the past couple of months.

He definitely improved upon that yesterday during our win against Everton.

Cresswell scored an unbelievable free-kick for West Ham but he was incredibly solid defensively as well. And that would have delighted David Moyes.

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