By Alex Beard

29th Feb, 2020 | 3:01pm

'Terribly negative' - These West Ham fans react to baffling Moyes statement

The West Ham United supporters finally got their wish on Saturday afternoon when January signing Jarrod Bowen lined up in the starting line-up.

The 23-year-old was included from the get-go against Southampton in the Hammers’ crunch Premier League clash.

That fact was a tonic for the Irons supporters, although it certainly came as a surprise given manager David Moyes’ comments on Friday.

The Scot delivered a baffling message on Bowen at his pre match press conference, seemingly playing down the attacker’s role at the club.

“I’ll assess Jarrod, see where he is at. I want Jarrod to be for the long-term. If we’re signing a boy from Hull and trying to find a way for him to be the saviour, that’s wrong,” he said, as per Football London.

That’s a bizarre way to talk about a player who was signed for big money mid-season and with massive expectations on his shoulders.

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It’s also disrespectful to the player’s former club, Hull City. Moyes is suggesting you can’t sign difference-making players from a team like the Tigers.

The likes of Harry Maguire and Andrew Robertson would suggest that that very much is not the case.

The Hammers supporters certainly didn’t like what Moyes had to say, with one labelling him ‘terribly negative’.

Here are the best reactions from the West Ham fans…

In other West Ham news, the club are reportedly preparing to sell an in-form young starlet this summer.