New West Ham boss David Moyes has called for unity after the travelling support voiced their displeasure with the team during their defeat at Watford on Sunday.
Moyes started his reign with a 2-0 loss at Vicarage Road, where Hammers fans protested against the board and derided their own players.
Chants of “you’re not fit to wear the shirt” were heard from the away section in the stadium as their team went five games without a win in the Premier League and remain a point adrift of safety in 18th place.
Moyes later admitted that kind of atmosphere makes it harder on his players to turn things around and believes a united front will go a long way to aiding their cause.
“I don’t know the history – all I can say, I’m really thankful for the support of me,” the Scot said of the disgruntled supporters after the match.
“We need a united club. The supporters will know the past. I said to the players, it’s tough to play when the crowd is like that. A goal can make a difference.”
He also called on the club’s senior players to step up.
“I always thought this was a big job. Some big players with big reputations disappointed me a lot.
“I thought they would show me more. They need to show me why they have got that reputation.”
Still, many supporters were unhappy with what they saw and let it be known online.
I went into this game with an open mind about Moyes. 10 mins in and I've made my mind up #MoyesOut
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) November 19, 2017
Good to see Moysey hasn't lost his touch. #Relegation
— ⚡️Scott G⚡️ (@GradeAComics) November 19, 2017
David Moyes' last 86 games in management.
Played – 86
Won – 20
Drawn – 22
Lost – 44
Win Rate – 23%
Scored – 79
Conceded – 125
— Mark Harrison (@MarkHarrison23) November 19, 2017
Karren Brady on the Apprentice every week taking the piss out of the contestants decision making then she goes & hires David Moyes. ? pic.twitter.com/QUiVjpgyV1
— Agent Edward ? (@Agent_Edward) November 19, 2017
David Moyes has lost 28 of his last 40 Premier League matches. Or 70 percent.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) November 19, 2017
If you felt Moyes was an uninspiring choice by West Ham (admit I did) & wouldn't inspire much response, well, that was an uninspiring start.
— Alan Biggs (@AlanBiggs1) November 19, 2017