West Ham United went out of the League Cup on Wednesday night following a disappointing 4-1 defeat away at Manchester United.
The Hammers had drawn at Old Trafford in the Premier League last weekend and would have taken confidence from their performance into their quarter-final clash, but Slaven Bilic’s side were comfortably beaten by Jose Mourinho’s men.
The result means that West Ham have won none of their last five matches in all competitions, and go to Arsenal on Saturday seeking a much-needed three points.
Bilic’s men are currently 16th in the table having won just three of their opening 13 league games, but have not won in the Premier League since their 1-0 success over bottom of the table Sunderland on October 22.
That was the second of back-to-back victories for the Hammers, who beat Crystal Palace a week earlier, but that is about as good as it’s got for the East London club, although they did get the better of Chelsea in the last round of the League Cup.
Nevertheless, it’s not been the start to the season, and indeed the new era at the London Stadium, that Hammers fans would have been hoping for, and they’ll look to Bilic to try and get things right on the pitch, starting at home to Arsenal on Saturday.