‘Not enough’ were the words of Louis Saha who says West Ham only had one player capable of something special after the Man United defeat.
West Ham once again wasted a host of chances and lost away from home against a so-called “top six” side when they were beaten 1-0 at Man United on Sunday.
The Hammers have been the most wasteful team in the Premier League this season in terms of big chances converted.
And fans feel the David Moyes sets up the side too negatively at the start of matches, especially against the established elite clubs.
The Scot once again went with three defensive midfielders at Old Trafford. Moyes was subtly criticised during and after the game by the likes of Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville for being too risk averse in his approach.
Redknapp highlighted that the likes of Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Fornals and even Said Benrahma in a more central role which be a much better and more positive setup.
‘Not enough’ was the verdict of Louis Saha who says West Ham only had one player capable of something special after the Man United defeat.
Ex Red Devils striker Saha says that West Ham only had Benrahma capable of doing something special in attack and that it simply is not enough at this level.
“You know the style, David is a very composed manager, he knows (what he wants),” Saha said on Sky Sports.
“But he needs that kind of spark or inspiration (on the pitch) that unpredictability. You know some players that can bring something (to the attack).
“Yes you have your sitting players and you are comfortable as a manager like that but sometimes when you feel like it’s an even ground (between the teams) like this game especially, you need someone who can get out away from your system.
“Benrahma was the only player capable of doing something special today. That’s not enough.”
Benrahma was very good on the ball and was always probing and trying to make something happen.
But given the Algerian’s end product is nowhere near what it needs to be in terms of goals or assists, the fact Saha feels he is the only player in that side capable of something special is very worrying indeed.
Obviously the big hope is that the likes of Lucas Paqueta and Maxwel Cornet change that in the medium to long-term.
But it looks increasingly like it is going to be a case that we may not see the best of this new look West Ham side until the second half of the season at the earliest.