West Ham’s Sam Allardyce defends Man United boss David Moyes

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce defends under-pressure Manchester United manager David Moyes

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Sam Allardyce
West Ham are currently 17th in Premier League Photo: Back Page Images

Sam Allardyce believes Manchester United manager David Moyes hasn’t struggled as much as “everyone’s making out” ahead of West Ham United’s trip to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are currently in eighth place in the table and 10 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal after slipping to five defeats and four draws in 16 games.

I don’t think it’s as bad for David Moyes as everyone’s making out

Sam Allardyce

But West Ham manager Allardyce, whose side were 1-0 winners at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, played down the Scot’s struggles since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.

“There’s a transitional period for every manager, I don’t think it’s as bad for David Moyes as everyone’s making out,” said Allardyce.

West Ham make the trip to the defending champions looking to climb the table after a run of just one win in nine Premier League games.

But Allardyce is optimistic that West Ham’s Capital One Cup win against Tottenham can inspire the Hammers to secure another spectacular result this weekend.

“We’ve not won as many league games as we should have done and that leaves everyone down so beating your rival [Tottenham] gives everyone a lift,” Allardyce added

“We need another performance like that. Hopefully [Modibo] Maiga’s goal can kick him on, we’ve been needing someone to put a few goals in from the frontline and we hope he can go from here.”

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