West Ham United crashed out of the League Cup on Wednesday following a disappointing 4-1 defeat at Manchester United in the quarter-finals.
Slaven Bilic’s side drew 1-1 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday, but were unable to back that up with a positive result as braces from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial condemned the Hammers faithful with a long trip back to East London.
Defeat was their third in their last five games in all competitions, and it has increased the pressure on under-fire boss Bilic ahead of their tricky home game against Arsenal in the league on Saturday.
The Hammers are 16th in the Premier League having won just three of their opening 13 games, although important victories over Crystal Palace and Sunderland in October had suggested that an upturn in form was imminent.
However, despite looking better defensively in a back three, West Ham haven’t won any of their last four league games, albeit they were tough fixtures, and they face Arsenal and Liverpool in their next two.
And, with the Hammers struggling near the wrong end of the Premier League table, Bilic may be thinking about who he can bring in during the January window to get West Ham back up the table.