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Pablo Fornals dropped David Moyes miserably when West Ham were beaten 3-1 at home to Manchester United in Saturday night’s Premier League showdown.
The hosts got off to a flying start with United vulnerable across the field during the first half as the Irons looked to capitalize on the opportunity to advance third with a win.
Tomas Soucek paid off the pressure of the Hammers just before the break with the goal from the advantage for his second of the seasonBut the Red Devils improved in the second period to turn the script around thanks to goals from Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.
Does Moyes need to cut Fornals?
Yes, it was horrible
Well you can do better
Moyes had named a nearly unchanged lineup for the side that beat Aston Villa on Monday night with forward Sebastien Haller as the only alteration, coming in for the injured Michail Antonio after a second. tendon twist it’s from the season.
Fornals, valued at up to € 40 million (£ 36 million) per Football observatory, have opened all 11 of the East London side’s Premier League games this season, however, he left the action in the 75th minute on Saturday without managing to score a third goal or help his record.
Moyes has previously urged the £ 67,308-per-week The Spaniard will offer a higher level of creativity at London Stadium, feeling Fornals struggling to match his energy with the required level of performance.
“Pablo has done very well, he is a very nice guy and he works incredibly hard for the team,” he said. said.
“We always demand more of him because we want him to contribute with assists and goals and he has been doing it. He’s been more involved, and I have to say that his energy and enthusiasm in training is incredible and we really like it. “
Fornals was unable to end their drought at home against Manchester United, despite West Ham holding the lead during the first half and the opening periods of the second, now being four games away. without a goal and seven without assistance.
The 24-year-old had plenty of opportunities to break Dean Henderson’s goal line, with the Red Devils shooting stopper called into action in the second minute to escape danger as the ball fell for a snapshot at the near post. .
A header from Fornals near the half-hour mark left Henderson struggling again before the ball rippled the side net from a tight angle, before enjoying his best shot of the half with a delicate effort directed towards the half. bottom left just to see the ball hit the post. .
Fornals would come off the field to be replaced by Said Benrahma in the second half when West Ham chased a tying goal before Rashford resolved the tie, having recorded a total of three attempts on goal and one from the wood, according to SofaScore, but having missed two great scoring opportunities.
the £ 24 million Manuel Pellegrini’s signing further disappointed Moyes with three failed dribbling attempts, completing only 14 of 23 passes, delivering only one cross that was inaccurate, being caught offside once, losing possession 17 times and losing eight of nine duels.
Fornals’ only successful duel came from one in six on the ground, helping the Hammers drop to seventh on the table and they could finish the weekend 12th, depending on results elsewhere.
And in other news, West Ham is at risk of losing a £ 1.2m talent on offer in a deal that was previously considered a “formality”.