West Ham fans blast Merson over Kouyate comments

West Ham United sold midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate to Crystal Palace during the summer transfer window.

Kouyate joined West Ham from Anderlecht in 2014, and made 147 appearances in all competitions for the club before sealing a move to Palace ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

West Ham spent big during the summer as head coach Manuel Pellegrini was seriously backed in the transfer market.

However, the capital outfit have lost all four of their Premier League matches this term, which has led to a lot of anger amongst the supporters.

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has criticised West Ham’s decision to sell Kouyate during the summer, with the former Arsenal forward claiming that the 6ft 2in midfielder has the legs that West Ham have lacked this term.

However, Merson’s words have been picked apart by the West Ham supporters, with many insisting that the 50-year-old does not know what he is talking about.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below: