David Moyes has only just admitted a major flaw in West Ham’s game.

West Ham’s heavy defeat to Manchester United has been a long time coming. The Hammers have not played well since their away win at Arsenal, Although they played in a more exciting way against United, their final ball and finishing was lacklustre and it has been for a while.

Clearly, they are missing Lucas Paqueta’s brilliant passing but that makes it all the more worrying that they struggle without him. Even then, they have been struggling to score for quite a while now but this is something that David Moyes has failed to comment on before now.

“Right from the start, I was wondering if we were going to get anything on target,” he told the official site. “Let’s be fair, it’s not just today, it’s been in recent games as well.”

“We’ve not scored as many goals recently. We only got one against Bristol City, two against Sheffield United and one against AFC Bournemouth, but today I felt we made better opportunities.”

“I thought we played better today, and we got some chances, but we just weren’t clinical when we got the moments.”

Frustratingly, Moyes had claimed that he did not need to sign a striker ahead of the January window despite the fact that his side have been struggling to find the back of the net. West Ham’s failure to recruit properly last month could cost them dearly in the second half of the season, but with Antonio and Paqueta set to return soon Moyes will be hoping that they can make the difference.