After a 4-0 opening-day hammering at Anfield, West Ham fans aren’t sure about the Jack Wilshere/Mark Noble partnership.
The duo put on sub-par displays in Merseyside, and failed to lay a blow on an energetic Liverpool midfield.
And even though it may only be game one into the Manuel Pellegrini project, some fans have seen enough of that midfield experiment.
Here’s a look at what fans made of the performances of Wilshere and Noble:
Totally agree mate. Can’t play Wilshere & Noble in the same midfield! Liverpool looked awesome but we helped them! No tackles, no pressing. Very disappointing start.
— Joe Ashley ⚒ (@realjoeashley) August 12, 2018
The biggest compliment I can make of Wilshere's debut is I couldn't tell him and Noble apart.
— Joe (@sayers_14) August 12, 2018
There is a lot to analyse from that game but ultimately I find it hard to judge West Ham because Liverpool are astronomically better.
My concern was the midfield where I have to question whether Wilshere and Noble have the legs to play week in week out.
— VINNYWHUFC (@vinnywhufc) August 12, 2018
Like you, I wasn’t expecting anything from this match. You can’t start Wilshere/Noble together against a aggressive side like this. The manager will need time to get his players in. Chemistry will be the biggest obstacle this season.
— Sam (@sactownhammer) August 12, 2018
Tbf I think we’ve got potential. Just the game plan was shite.
Antonio out. Masuaku up to wing. Could play a back 5 with Creswell/Fredricks wing backs. Felipe/Yarmolenko look good.
Don’t know if Noble + Wilshere will work given they have the combined pace of Alan Hutton
— MB (@MB_LDNM) August 12, 2018
West ham need to quickly find a partner for Wilshere. Noble as holding mid with Wilshere and someone in the middle, too slow to play Wilshere and Nobble together.
— Mohak Soni (@DevilishRedMo) August 12, 2018
Noble & Wilshere as a midfield duo was so bad. Liverpool just strolled pass them all game, Heather Mills has more legs on that performance. No way can they play together it’s one or the other. Both the same type and offered nothing to the team.
— AFC GLEN (@AFC_GLEN) August 12, 2018
West Ham spent a fortune but didn’t sign a DM 🤦🏻♂️.. can’t play noble and Wilshere and expect to keep teams like Liverpool at bay
— tom michael smith (@tommichaelsmith) August 12, 2018
Wilshere and Noble have been absolute garbage today. I know Noble is captain and a stalwart but he’s so slow In there and slow to move the ball also. Plus No wonder we got Jack so easily. #LIVWHU
— Cautious Paul (@CautiousPaul) August 12, 2018
It’s early days in the season yet, but fans certainly didn’t take to having both Wilshere and Noble in the same midfield.
And it remains to be seen if Pellegrini feels the same way. West Ham host Bournemouth next Saturday in what will be a huge chance to get their first points on the board.