By Azeem Siddiqui

21st May, 2022 | 8:10am

Robbie Savage gives verdict on impressive West Ham United season

Former Wales and Leicester City midfielder Robbie Savage believes that West Ham United had an ‘outstanding’ season.

The Hammers are fighting for a place in the top-six ahead of the final matchday in the Premier League on Sunday (22 May).

Savage, who played 345 matches in the Premier League in his career, stated that the Irons had a great season and also heaped praise on their manager David Moyes.

“Outstanding,” wrote the 47-year-old regarding West Ham in a column for the Mirror. “The Hammers had a ball in Europe, and in the Premier League they proved last ­season’s top-six finish was no flash in the pan.

“David Moyes has done another fantastic job with a relatively small squad.”

Finishing on high

The team are currently placed in the seventh position in the league table, just two points behind sixth-placed Manchester United who will face Crystal Palace in their last game of the season.

They will be hoping to finish the season on a high when they will face Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday in their final game of the campaign.

For the Irons to qualify for the Europa League the equation is pretty simple, as armed with a far superior goal difference, they must win their last match and hope that the Red Devils fail to beat Palace.

However, even if that doesn’t happen, the club’s fans will be extremely proud of their team’s performance in the 2021-22 campaign.

Other than the league competition, they also reached the semi-finals of the Europa League where they lost to eventual champions, German club Eintracht Frankfurt, with an overall aggregate score of 3-1.

In other West Ham newsWest Ham are to sign PSG star Alphonse Areola on a permanent deal.

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