West Ham United had to endure a torrid Sunday afternoon at Old Trafford as a resurgent Manchester United started their season with a bang, slamming four goals past Slaven Bilic’s side without reply.
Romelu Lukaku was the big performer on the day, along with Jose Mourinho’s other massive Summer signing Nemanja Matic. The two were in sparkling form and whether it was through Lukaku’s lethal finishing or Matic’s classy midfield display, both announced their arrivals at the Red Devils.
For West Ham United fans it was also a chance to see a number of new arrivals in Premier League action with Javier Hernandez, Joe Hart and Mark Arnautovic amongst the new faces at the Hammers.
Hernandez had a frustrating afternoon on his old patch and despite running himself into the ground, was far too isolated spearheading the Irons’ attack to be any real threat to the Man United defence.
Despite the heavy defeat, some West Ham fans are choosing to take some of the few positives from the afternoon with Hernandez’s debut and young Declan Rice’s cameo chief in their thoughts.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their opinions on it all…
— AndytheGinge (@andytheginge) August 13, 2017
Man U look very impressive, not a great start but been very impressed with Hernandez and Rice since he's been on #COYI
— George Howells (@GeorgeHowells9) August 13, 2017
The midfield was poor today and let us down, I would like to see Cresswell back for the nxt game! Hernandez worked hard #coyi
— Gary Potter (@potter_gary) August 13, 2017
thought #hernandez looked like the only one that really worked for west ham today. He's a goalscorer, he shouldn't need to drop that deep
— Dominic Hanley (@Dominiho7) August 13, 2017
Arnautovic looked alright aside from his set pieces and Hart saved us from losing by 6 or 7 but that's about it
— Jack (@Jack_hobson12) August 13, 2017
Chicarito and Arnautovic are going to be fantastic for us and Declan Rice looks like a fantastic prospect
— Shane Bailey (@ShaneBasuaku) August 13, 2017
Poor performance today, Lukaku is a monster! Big test next week, some positives to take from new signings 👍🏼 #COYI
— Richard Faasen (@RichFaasen) August 13, 2017
Some positives to take from the game, Chicharito looked lively and Rice looked assured when he came on. We go again #COYI
— The Ironworks (@The_Ironworks_) August 13, 2017