West Ham United fans are already seriously questioning David Moyes as the club slips deeper into the relegation mire.
And they will be baffled after reliable insider ExWHUemployee claimed record signing Sebastien Haller may not have even started had he been fit to face Wolves.
West Ham were woeful in the 2-0 defeat to Wolves at the weekend, registering just one shot on target.
Moyes was a universally unpopular choice to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at the turn of the year.
And he has done little to change the opinion of West Ham fans with just two wins since.
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His tactics and team selection have been questioned repeatedly. And he did not cover himself in glory as he was outclassed by Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Hammers are now 17th, outside the relegation zone on goal difference.
And they face the daunting task of needing at least three or four wins from their remaining eight games to have a realistic chance of survival.
Things don’t get any easier for West Ham with matches against Tottenham and Chelsea this week.
Moyes will once again be without his only recognised senior striker Haller for the Spurs game.
Insider makes Haller claim that will baffle West Ham fans
Haller was said to have been looking sharp having scored in both of West Ham’s warm-up games prior to Wolves.
But he suffered a hip injury and missed that match.
Now anonymous Twitter and podcast personality ExWHUemployee has suggested Haller was not guaranteed to start against Wolves even if he had been fit.
“I would guess Antonio (will start up front again against Tottenham) although after Wolves Moyes may have changed his mind,” ExWHUemployee said on Twitter.
“It wasn’t even certain that Haller was going to start against Wolves I don’t think prior to getting injured.”
I would guess antonio although after wolves Moyes may have changed his mind. It wasn’t even certain that Haller was going to start against wolves I don’t think prior to getting injured….
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) June 22, 2020
What is Moyes thinking?
Haller may not have had the greatest of debut seasons.
But West Ham missed him against Wolves with no focal point or threat up front.
If Ex’s suggestion is accurate then West Ham fans will be left scratching their heads over Moyes’s thinking.
What would possess the manager to bench his only recognised, proven striker with every point precious during the run-in?
The Scot has been found wanting and boasts the worst win percentage of any full-time West Ham manager in the club’s history with just 28.57%.