Phil Neville and Dean Ashton slate West Ham United defender Arthur Masuaku

Everton's Phil Neville applauds their fans after the match

West Ham United were beaten 4-1 by Manchester United in the EFL Cup yesterday evening.

Phil Neville has told Sky Sports, during their live coverage of West Ham United’s match against Manchester United, that Arthur Masuaku did not even look like he wanted to be on the pitch.

Masuaku was forced to come on to replace the injured Aaron Cresswell in the first-half of West Ham’s EFL Cup match against Manchester United at Old Trafford yesterday evening.

However, the left-back appeared to be in no rush to get on to the field, and Neville has criticised the summer signing’s contribution.

Valencia assistant coach Phil Neville before the game

“He didn’t want to come on to the field,” the former Manchester United defender said. “It took him six or seven minutes to get his shin pads on. It tells you a lot about the defending.”

Dean Ashton was similarly annoyed with Masuaku, and he labelled his performance a ‘disgrace’ when interviewed on TalkSPORT by Alan Brazil.

West Ham United's Dean Ashton in action against Blackburn Rovers' Steven Reid (R)

Masuaku has endured a difficult start to his West Ham career since joining, and his performance last night will have done little to increase his popularity.

Masuaku entered the field with the score locked at 1-1, after Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ashley Fletcher had scored for their respective sides.

But things quickly went downhill after Masuaku’s introduction, and West Ham went on to lose 4-1.

An Anthony Martial double put the Red Devils into a commanding position, before Ibrahimovic put the gloss on the scoreline with a late strike.

The Red Devils will now meet Hull City in the semi-final of the EFL Cup, with West Ham left to concentrate on their league campaign.

Bournemouth's Jordon Ibe in action with West Ham United's Arthur Masuaku

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