There was absolute bafflement on social media when the line-up for Wednesday night’s game at Man City was announced, what was Moyes thinking with his latest tactics?
The clear plan was obviously to park the bus with five defenders and three defensive midfielders, but why let one of, if not the best, attacks in the world come onto you like that?
Surely against the might of such an opponent you have to try to throw everything you can at them and hope for the best, you’re probably going to lose heavily anyway at the end of the day.
Here’s the pick of the reactive Tweets as supporters showed their bemusement after seeing the team…
No attack whatsoever
— Bobby Glanville (@bobby_irons6) February 19, 2020
5 back 😐
No Bowen or Anderson 😐
— chris (@whuchr) February 19, 2020
nice joke now announce the real lineup
— ⚒ (@RiceSZN_) February 19, 2020
How’s the bench better than the line up then
— The General⚒ (@GeneralBalbuena) February 19, 2020
AND FORNALS NOT EVEN IN THE SQUAD🤢
— Curtis Clarke⚒ (@Curtis_Clarke16) February 19, 2020
🤢🤢 what is that
— Mace (@macebraddick) February 19, 2020
Absolute shambles of a team 2 attacking players on the field look at the bench going for a loss already
— CHARLIE J (@charliejose97) February 19, 2020
Antonio is NOT a striker. He’s also our best RW, where he should be today.
— 1LoveWHUFC ⚒️ (@Jay93944265) February 19, 2020
— Luke ⚒ (@lukejessop16) February 19, 2020
Moyes Cleverly lulling Man City in to a false sense of security by not playing any of our best players. ⚒
— WestHamUknow (@UknowHam) February 19, 2020