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Rio Ferdinand lifts the lid on what Mark Noble has told him about West Ham boss David Moyes
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Rio Ferdinand lifts the lid on what Mark Noble has told him about West Ham boss David Moyes

After a fine start David Moyes has quickly woken up to the reality of the task facing him at West Ham United.

The second coming of Moyes as West Ham boss did not go down well with fans.

On the whole supporters respect Moyes for the solid job he did in his brief first spell.

And he started well this time around with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth.

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Inauspicious beginning to Moyes’s controversial second spell

It has been hard work since, though. West Ham made a meal of a 2-0 win over Gillingham in the FA Cup. That was followed by a defeat and draw respectively against under par Sheffield United and Everton sides.

Then came the real reality check, Wednesday night’s 4-1 defeat to Leicester which leaves the Hammers right in the relegation mix.

With a daunting fixture list, many West Ham fans are starting to feel relegation is inevitable.

And some have been suggesting they would have been better off sticking with Manuel Pellegrini if Moyes was the best they could do to replace the Chilean.

West Ham captain Mark Noble championed Moyes’s return. The skipper said he was keen for Moyes to return to replace Pellegrini in a statement from the captain published on the official site last month.

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Rio reveals what Noble told him about Moyes

And despite a hit and miss first few games – and the grave situation facing West Ham – Noble still feels he is the right man.

That’s according to West Ham legend Rio Ferdinand.

Speaking in an interview with West Ham’s official website, Rio – who played under Moyes at Manchester United – revealed what Noble has told him about the manager.

“David Moyes has come in and brought much more of a clarity to the team, and the lads seem to be responding to it,” Ferdinand told whufc.com.

“I’ve spoken to Nobes, who’s obviously a friend of mine at West Ham, and immediately he has said the players are really enjoying it.

“You just need someone you can relate to, and who you can believe in, and David Moyes at this moment seems to be that right man.”

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How long until hard line wears thin?

The key words Ferdinand said there were ‘at the moment’.

But what happens if Moyes’s ‘You don’t work, you don’t play’ mantra wears thin?

Indeed at the moment the Scot has so many injuries that would only be an empty threat anyway.

West Ham now have three home games in a week. They take on West Bromwich Albion today in the FA Cup before Liverpool and Brighton visit the London Stadium next Wednesday and Saturday respectively.