West Ham boss David Moyes needs to go bold with his starting XI, if his side are to have any chance of beating Manchester United.
The Scot’s negative approach to the big games away from home against teams like Manchester United just hasn’t worked, it’s as simple as that.
Since taking over at the London Stadium for the second time in December 2019, Moyes’s side have taken just two points from 19 games away to the so-called big six sides.
That really is poor.
In addition to that, Moyes has never won away from home against Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool in 69 attempts throughout his career to date.
That has to change if we are to make any kind of progress…
Moyes must go bold for Manchester United vs West Ham clash
If the Hammers are to have any chance whatsoever of winning the game today, we need to be far better in possession, and keep the ball for long periods of time.
Our best hope of doing that is for Moyes to drop Soucek and bring Fornals into the midfield three.
The Czech Republic international, signed for £15 million in 2020 (Daily Mail), has been in awful form of late.
The worst part of his game is his passing ability and lack of quality when in possession of the football. So why not bring Pablo Fornals into the team alongside Declan Rice and Flynn Downes?
The 26-year-old Spaniard is totally ineffective when deployed out on the left wing from an attacking perspective, due to his lack of pace.
He is very good when playing centrally though, and should help West Ham retain possession more against Manchester United.
It’s time for David Moyes to go bold. Fornals, Rice and Downes in the middle, with Gianluca Scamacca flanked by Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma will give us more than enough quality to win the game.
Let’s hope that West Ham, and more importantly Moyes, show some real ambition against Manchester United this afternoon. The game is very much there to be won.
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