Cease hitting them over the bar: Moyes advises the West Ham striker

Jesse Lingard’s absence on Sunday means the duty of main the West Ham line rests with one forwards who has solely scored as soon as since November and one other who has but to pitch for the Hammers.

And forward of the visit to Man United, West Ham boss David Moyes was eager to remind each strikers of their tasks.

Said Benrahma scored 17 occasions for Brentford within the Championship last season however has failed to seek out the net in 19 recreation appearances since his change in October.


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The 25-year-old’s need to chop his duck was clear when he sent a few long-range makes an attempt over the crossbar against Leeds on Monday.

He prompted Moyes to offer Algeria a primary geometry lesson earlier than Sunday’s recreation.

“First of all he has to cease hitting them over the bar, he has to start getting them under the crossbar,” said Moyes of the £ 30 million sign.

“That is the job. We purchased it with goals and assists in thoughts nevertheless it’s new to the Premier League, it has to get used to it.

“Not everybody goes to hit the ground, some come in rapidly and some do not. Said remains to be studying, nonetheless selecting up bits, however we like him so much and suppose he has extra to come.

“He has to stay constant, he is been taking footage that are not on the proper time to do that. I feel he must settle down a bit and let him come to him moderately than go searching for him a lot. “

Jarrod Bowen will join Benrahma, whose progress has stopped after a great start to his Hammers career.

The former Hull City forward has scored solely as soon as in his last 15 Premier League appearances and Moyes says the membership is adopting a extra mushy, mushy perspective in the direction of its goal drought.

“Jarrod has come in and given us goals,” added Moyes. “The reason we acquired Jarrod was as a result of he scored 15 goals a season at Hull and we thought we might get a few of that for us.

“He has discovered that more durable in latest video games, over the last couple of months, however we’re not making an attempt to place an excessive amount of strain on him as a result of he has accomplished well for us.”

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