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‘Not Premier League Standard’ ‘Too Slow’ Fans On Social Media Critical Of West Ham Star’s Performance Against City

Not many players from West Ham’s side came out with a lot of credit from the 5-0 defeat to Manchester City, and Aaron Cresswell received a fair amount of flak. 

The 29-year-old was named as captain in the absence of the injured Mark Noble, but he was part of a defence that was carved open at will by the Premier League champions yesterday. Supporters on Twitter were not impressed by his display:

Manager Manuel Pellegrini’s decision to focus on signing attacking players in the summer was a surprise, considering the Hammers shipped 55 goals in the league last campaign.

Cresswell could be replaced by Arthur Masuaku for the game against Brighton next weekend but it must be said that the Congolese international isn’t exactly an improvement defensively.

Still, West Ham were facing a very talented City side and they will want to make amends when they travel to the South coast and play the Seagulls on Saturday.