By Saikat Mandal

11th Nov, 2022 | 11:10am

David Moyes sack at West Ham United would benefit Flynn Downes more than anyone

David Moyes is under big pressure at West Ham after a recent run of poor results. 

While Moyes retails the trust of the owners, anything can happen if the results do not improve, as suggested by journalist Paul Brown. 

After making a poor start to the season, the Hammers appeared to have fixed their problems with some fantastic wins. But they are in complete disarray at the moment, after managing just one win in their last five Premier League games. 

On top of that, they have been knocked out of the Carabao Cup competition by Blackburn Rovers, and the Hammers fans are starting to get restless. 

According to a report from Evening Standard, Moyes could face a mutinous atmosphere if his side fails to pick up any points against Leicester City. 

In case, Moyes is relieved of his job, one player who would largely benefit is Flynn Downes. 

Downes joined in the summer transfer window from Swansea City for a fee of around £12m, on a five-year contract, as reported by Sky Sports

The 23-year-old is a lifelong Hammers fan, but he has been criminally undervalued by Moyes. 

Downes has mostly played in the Europa Conference League and he wasn’t used enough in the Premier League this season. 

He has managed three starts and a further three appearances have come from the bench, clocking just 267 minutes. 

His performances against Liverpool and Bournemouth show that the midfielder is good enough to feature prominently for West Ham. He is someone who is capable of carrying the ball forward instead of sideways passing and brings energy in the middle of the park. 

Despite putting in some encouraging performances, he has been largely overlooked, and that could change under a new manager.