With West Ham’s season beginning with a 4-0 loss to Manchester United and the transfer window still open, many fans have been voicing their opinion on social media.
The Hammers fan base are still recovering from their defeat at Old Trafford, with their performance well below par. New signings Pablo Zabaleta, Marco Arnuatovic and Javier Hernandez had debuts to forget, all for differing reasons.
The Argentinian right-back was given a torrid afternoon by Marcus Rashford, the former Stoke City man Arnuatovic failed to trouble Antonio Valencia, while Hernandez struggled to test his former teammate David de Gea.
Hammer’s fans, along with talk about the weekend’s result, have also been discussing transfer action involving their side.
Winger Sofiane Feghouli has left for Galatasaray after failing to make a real impact for the London side. The Algerian winger joined the Turkish club on a five-year contract for €4.25 million, as per Galatasaray’s official website.
The 27-year-old scored four goals for West Ham last season, making 27 appearances. He only stayed at the club for a season after joining from Valencia on a three-year deal.
Another player that may follow Feghouli out of West Ham is Robert Snodgrass. The Scotland international has also failed to make an impression under Slaven Bilic and it may cost him, according to the Evening Standard.
Here’s what Twitter had to say about the three hot topics:
West Ham’s defeat to the Manchester United angered a few fans, to say the least…
Different season. Same shit.
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) August 13, 2017
Bilic is hopeless, awful tactics.
— – (@Donaldpoyah) August 13, 2017
Didn't necessarily expect a win, but a pulse would have been nice.
— Brett Landrum (@memlk34) August 13, 2017
Defended well in the first half, poor in the second. Lacked creativity without Lanzini, credit to them though they are an unreal team.
— Bradley Whiting (@BradWhiting_) August 13, 2017
Fans were sad to see Feghouli go…
Thank you and goodbye. Your still better than Ayew
— WHUFC (@IRONSSSS) August 14, 2017
Sorry you left, never really given a chance…hope ur new team appreciate u more
— Chadstacca (@Chadstacca) August 14, 2017
A Shame it never turned into what we all hoped but good luck in you future ?
— mark gevaux (@theribman) August 14, 2017
Good luck my boy, massively overlooked, top quality professional and one of the most skillful players we had, good luck fella ?
— Billy (@Billy_Saxon) August 14, 2017
Finally, supporters were also divided by the news of Robert Snodgrass’ potential exit…
Can't remember being as discounted about a signing as have been with Snodgrass. No impact what so ever since joining the club.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) August 15, 2017
Good riddance. Championship player.
— Jack Albin (@jackalbin22) August 15, 2017
Still think he should be given until January. He's not settled and spending £10m to then get rid now for less is silly business.
— Jonathan Verity (@jmverity) August 15, 2017
Still think he's been a bit hard done by. He's away from his family and has rarely been played in his proper position.
— PDGHammer (@PDGHammer) August 15, 2017