West Ham fans react on Twitter to Poyet's performance against United

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West Ham United handed a first Premier League start to Diego Poyet against Manchester United, so how did he do?

Diego Poyet's only previous Premier League action for West Ham United was a seven-minute cameo against Crystal Palace earlier this season.

But the 19-year-old had a much bigger part to play when the Hammers headed to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Saturday.

The midfielder was given his first top flight start by Sam Allardyce, and he did not disappoint, looking anything but out of place against the multi-million-pound side Louis van Gaal has constructed this summer.

West Ham ultimately lost 2-1 to 10-man United, but they could easily have headed back to London with at least a point for their efforts.  

Poyet had 40 touches of the ball before he was replaced with 15 minutes remaining, and his passing accuracy was excellent considering the momentous day he was experiencing, the teenager finding a teammate with 90.32% of his passes.

Poyet also won two tackles and went on one dribble as he looked to inspire West Ham to a famous win.

  TouchesWon TackleDribblesPass AccuracyMins
Diego Poyet 40 2 1 90.32 75

It was not to be, but Poyet - and his teammates - had plenty to be proud of, and they will take heart as they head into the upcoming matches.

Following the game, we took to Twitter to see what West Ham fans made of their young star's performance, and below you can read a selection of what we found:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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