West Ham United fans have been singing the praises of manager David Moyes after the win over Fulham.
Not just because West Ham managed to win a vital game despite not playing well.
But it is what fans saw the West Ham boss do the day after which really impressed them.
Moyes was spotted in the stands during Sky Sports’s coverage of Aston Villa’s excellent 3-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday night.
Moyes spotted at Emirates scouting Villa
Most managers would be at home relaxing on a Sunday evening with a roast dinner and a glass of wine after seeing their team win.
But Moyes was out in the cold assessing Aston Villa ahead of West Ham’s clash with their fellow claret and blues later this month.
It shows Moyes’s dedication and diligence when he could have just watched the game on TV.
The Scot likes to watch the opposition and potential transfer targets in the flesh several times.
Fans praised Moyes for his commitment to the cause.
‘Pellegrini never did it’ Fans praise dedication of West Ham boss
And one West Ham supporter pointed out that you never used to see Manuel Pellegrini doing such things.
The post received big backing from other West Ham fans who noticed the same thing.
“You’ve got to appreciate this man’s effort and work rate towards his job,” Talkin West Ham said on Twitter alongside a picture of Moyes at the game.
“Pellegrini would have never done this.”
You’ve got to appreciate this man’s effort and work rate towards his job.
Pellegrini would have never done this 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/HDdmZXEpBa
— Talkin West Ham #GSBOUT (@TalkinWestHam) November 8, 2020
And there is no doubt he will be wary of Villa when they come to West Ham’s London Stadium on November 29th.
That’s after witnessing them dismantle Arsenal in brutal fashion.
Villa won 3-0 but it could have been five or six. Jack Grealish pulled the strings and West Ham summer targets Ollie Watkins and Ross Barkley also starred.
Moyes will be wary of ‘different proposition’ Villa
West Ham played Villa in the final game of last season. The game ended in a 1-1 draw which kept Villa in the division.
The Hammers were criticised by some fans afterwards for not going all out to relegate Villa.
And many feel the club may regret it given that the duo were competing for the same players in the transfer window.
What Moyes will have seen is that Villa will be a different proposition this time around.
But then so too will West Ham.
The Hammers are solid and organised in a new formation this season and should have Michail Antonio back by then.