West Ham United fans were on a high after the summer acquisitions of Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart, Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez, but they came to ground with a thud after Sunday’s result.
The Hammers had a difficult start to the Premier League season having to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Not many would have tipped the Hammers to get a result, but they ended up suffering a heavy 4-0 defeat.
Romelu Lukaku, who was making his United debut, scored twice, while Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba also got on the scoresheet.
The Hammers handed first starts to their summer signings, but the overall performance of the team was lacklustre.
After the final whistle, manager Slaven Bilic gave his verdict on the match, and as expected, he was not best pleased.
The Croatian told the club’s official website that United were the better team in “every aspect of the game” and that it was “very hard to find positives”.
After reading Bilic’s post-match thoughts, the fans expressed their frustration on Twitter, with some taking aim at the manager and others feeling deja vu.
Didn't we hear this constantly last season as well?
— Chuffer (@ChufferBoom) August 13, 2017
Copied and pasted from last season
— Trevor Bishop (@trevorbishop11) August 13, 2017
i expect more from him as a coach and manager.
— Darren Duchovny (@Hyper647580) August 13, 2017
To be honest we heard this a lot last season. We don't look as fit, quick or professional as other prem teams. A lot needs to change 😐😕😫
— Mark Deal 父 (@Deal770M) August 13, 2017
— Rizaldy N.C (@rizaldync) August 13, 2017
Dear Slav. After last season and pre season a 4v0 drubbing is exactly what I'd expected. Yet you're supposed to be the expert.
— Joe A Dobson (@AverageMuslimJo) August 13, 2017
Slow to the ball, well yes thats what happens when you fill a team with slow players!!!
— SpiderSam (@Sarkysammo) August 13, 2017
Stop setting us up so negative…. if u have faith in us go toe to toe. Today was a foregone conclusion from word go
— Nick Frankum (@frankum86) August 13, 2017
Expected better? pic.twitter.com/JLsZjtFf2R
— labour lost. fact (@englishhammer28) August 13, 2017