A West Ham coach has described Man United as ‘bang average’ and hailed Declan Rice as the best player on the pitch.

West Ham were once again left counting the cost of their profligacy in front of goal away from home as they were beaten 1-0 at by Manchester United on Sunday.

The Hammers have been the most wasteful team in the Premier League this season in terms of big chances converted.

Many West Ham fans feel David Moyes sets up the side too negatively at the start of matches, especially against the so-called “top six” like Man United.

It was the same old story at Old Trafford as West Ham did not truly have a go until they were trailing.

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When the Hammers did they were either typically wasteful, lacking composure or found Man United star and man of the match David De Gea in inspired form.

Fans were once again left feeling frustrated and asking the question why West Ham cannot play on the front foot – as they did when chasing the game in the second half – from the start of matches.

Sky Sports pundit and Man United legend Gary Neville said the Red Devils were ‘there for the taking’ and ‘did not play well’ in the 1-0 victory over West Ham.

While some were queuing up to gush over Man United, many fans, other pundits and even those on the Hammers staff agreed with Neville.

One West Ham coach says Man United were ‘bang average’ and hailed Declan Rice as the best player on the pitch.

Hammers coach and former striker Zavon Hines said West Ham were clearly the better team against an unremarkable Man United and simply paid the price for poor finishing.

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West Ham coach says Man United were ‘bang average’ and hails Declan Rice as the best player on the pitch

“Sometimes I wonder what game people/pundits was watching,” Hines said on Twitter.

“West Ham was clearly the better team yesterday especially second half. Dominated possession large parts of the game and created some great chances just didn’t finish our dinner.

“Declan Rice was the best player on the pitch ran the midfield. He was calm, controlled and reliable in and out off possession. (Said) Benrahma was lively at times. How we never got something out the game I don’t know because I thought (Man) United was bang average.”

Hines also agreed with a Twitter post from West Ham star Michail Antonio, who couldnt believe the Hammers did not come away with at least a point.

“Fully agree,” West Ham coach Hines responded to Antonio.

“We were the better team but we go again.”

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