West Ham’s poor start to the WSL season continues as the Hammers lose 5-0 to Manchester United.

It has been far from an ideal start to the season for West Ham’s Women, they currently sit on 4 points, leaving them just 1 above bottom of the league after 6 Women’s Super League games. 

Admittedly, they have had an extremely tough set of fixtures but, after losing to bottom-of-the-league Bristol City last week, they would have been desperate to pick up points against Manchester United.

Unfortunately, this was not meant to be. The Red Devils ran riot in the first half, scoring 3 before the break which all but killed the game off. The Hammers weren’t going to go down without a fight though and the second half saw them improve drastically, they just couldn’t find the goal to start a comeback. 

This performance in the second 45 saw the hosts go 30 minutes without a shot, before they added two more late on to thrash out Irons.

Manager Rehanne Skinner will be far from happy with the form of her side since the start of the season. Results have been disappointing since she was appointed in the Summer and it is vital she turns things around quickly.

Their next match is at home to Aston Villa, who currently sit 2nd from bottom on goal difference. Nothing less than three points will do if Skinner is to get West Ham back on track. 

The fixtures do not get any easier with both Arsenal and Tottenham coming up soon, it’s critical that the Hammers learn from their mistakes against Man United or they could find themselves in a perilous position very quickly.

By Charlie Bass