Moyes gives his verdict on why Manchester United lacked ‘edge’ against West Ham

David Moyes has empathised with Manchester United’s packed schedule this season and believes it played a part in their poor performance last night.

The Red Devils sustained a 1-0 loss at the London Stadium after a woeful error from David de Gea gifted the Irons the opening goal of the game.

Despite the narrow one-goal deficit, United never really looked threatening throughout the 90 minutes. There would’ve been enough time to clinch all three points, given that Said Benrahma’s goal came in the 27th minute, but the Reds rarely came close.

It now makes a top-four finish significantly harder than initially expected, with Liverpool now breathing down United’s necks and waiting to capitalise on any further slip-ups.

Moyes on United

Former Red Devils boss Moyes gave his verdict on their display, which was a complete shadow of United’s performances earlier in the season, and put it down to their fixture scheduling in recent months.

Up until their Europa League exit in April, Erik ten Hag’s side had been competing on all four fronts, usually playing matches every three days in different competitions.

The Scotsman said post-match (via Samuel Luckhurst): “I feel a lot for Manchester United. They played Brighton [and Hove Albion] on Thursday, they’ve had to play here on Sunday night. That two-day recovery… took the edge out of United tonight.”

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