West Ham boss Slaven Bilic confident club have turned corner

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

The Hammers dug in versus Manchester United on Sunday to earn a deserved point at Old Trafford.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic believes the club have turned a corner in the Premier League, following their 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Hammers boss told the London Evening Standard, whilst his side have endured a tough campaign thus far, his players' performance are enough to suggest a winning run is only around the corner.

West Ham United's Diafra Sakho scores their first goalWest Ham United's Diafra Sakho scores their first goal

In a hard fought contest versus Jose Mourinho's men at the weekend, the visitors ground out a draw against The Red Devils after Diafra Sakho had given West Ham a surprise second-minute lead.

Domestically, The Irons have won just three times this term. Bilic's men are without a win in over a month since Winston Reid's stoppage time goal versus Sunderland and sit just a point above the drop zone, but the Croatian feels good times are on the horizon.

Bilic said, as quoted by the Standard: “It is a difficult season. I am not trying to avoid saying that but even after Spurs, when we lost the game in the way we did, I was positive because it hurts but you have something to build on."

West Ham United manager Slaven BilicWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

After an impressive debut season in East London last term, the former Croatian national coach has endured tougher times this campaign.

Since moving to The London Stadium this summer, West Ham have suffered an elimination in the UEFA Europa League playoff for a second successive season to Astra Giurgiu.

The form of star man Dimitri Payet has wavered, with the lack of a regular centre-forward detrimental to both consistency and goals for Slaven Bilic's men.

The absence of key individuals such as Aaron Cresswell and Winston Reid have meant last year's disciplined back line have conceded 24 league goals thus far.

West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring their first goal with Aaron Cresswell and teammatesWest Ham United's Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring their first goal with Aaron Cresswell and teammates

Results have led to questions being raised of Bilic's suitability and indeed longevity in the role, but the Croatian is bullish about his side's prospects over the coming weeks.f

"I am not happy with the position but recently there have been good performances from us," the West Ham boss stated. "It is only a matter of time when we get the points.”

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