David Moyes has bemoaned West Ham’s rotten luck after the Nayef Aguerd injury blow as Hammers boss confirms comeback timescale.
Moyes’ West Ham side take on Pep Guardiola’s champions Manchester City as they begin their title defence at the London Stadium.
Ironically the Hammers faced Manchester City in their final home game of last season, with an exciting 2-2 draw proving a fitting farewell to retiring captain Mark Noble.
Man City will present West Ham with a different problem this time around as their new striker Erling Haaland takes his place up front.
And West Ham should have had a new signing of their own at the heart of their defence helping to try and shackle the towering Norweigan.
West Ham fans and Moyes are excited by the £30m arrival of Aguerd from Rennes.
So too is Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher who thinks the Hammers have signed a top player.
Hammers fans already knew £30m defender Aguerd was going to miss out against Man City after the Moroccan centre-back required ankle surgery following an injury in a pre-season defeat to Rangers.
Speculation has suggested Aguerd will be out for around three months after the injury in what was only his second appearance.
David Moyes bemoans West Ham’s rotten luck after Nayef Aguerd injury blow as boss confirms timescale
The injury has rocked the Hammers who are now desperately scrambling to sign another centre-back.
Ahead of the Man City game Moyes has bemoaned West Ham’s rotten luck after the Aguerd injury blow as the boss confirms the timescale for his return.
“That is a huge blow to us,” Moyes said ahead of the Man City clash (football.london).
“We signed a centre-back and he gets injured in the first or second game.
“He has had an operation and we think he will probably be back in 10 weeks.”
The Aguerd injury really is typical of West Ham’s rotten luck with injuries.
Hammers fans often refer to the West Ham injury curse.
And while all clubs have to deal with injuries over the course of a season, it does feel like the Hammers have particularly bad luck on that front.
Over the course of the last two seasons Moyes lost key players such as Michail Antonio, Declan Rice, Angelo Ogbonna and Jarrod Bowen at absolutely key times which ultimately cost West Ham a chance of Champions League qualification.