West Ham United boss David Moyes has warned fans not to get too ‘greedy’ after the defeat to Manchester United.
The Hammers lost 1-0 at Old Trafford to put a dent in their European hopes.
Victory for West Ham would have seen them right in the mix for a Champions League spot and just three points off third place WITH a game in hand.
Some West Ham fans voiced frustration with Moyes’s tactics and team selection.
Moyes criticised for negative West Ham tactics
The Scot set up with a back five and was roundly criticised by pundits and supporters for being too negative.
The fact West Ham put on a much improved display when Moyes switched to a back four and introduced attack-minded players like Said Benrahma and Manuel Lanzini only added to the frustration.
Moyes has worked wonders at West Ham.
But some fans feel he shows certain sides an undue amount of respect.
And they believe it could end up costing them a chance of achieving something memorable in his unique season where several top clubs are in transition or underperforming.
Unapologetic Hammers boss hits back
An unapologetic Moyes has hit back at criticism of his tactics, though, and warned West Ham not to get too greedy.
“No,” Moyes told Sky Sports when asked if he would alter West Ham’s approach with hindsight.
“I’m disappointed that we’ve lost but we had parts of the game where we played OK. Other parts we didn’t.”
And the West Ham boss went one further in an interview with the club’s official website offering a reality check.
‘I wouldn’t change tactics… don’t get too greedy’ says Moyes
“Bits of the first half, I thought maybe the way we set up didn’t quite work, so we changed it as we went on, we changed it at half-time and we changed it again later on,” Moyes told whufc.com.
“Did it improve it? A little bit, yes…
“I wouldn’t have done anything differently in hindsight, though.
“We’re getting greedy now because we’re enjoying being up high in the table and winning, which we haven’t had very often, so we don’t feel good tonight.”