West Ham fans react to David Moyes comments on Twitter

Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light in...

West Ham United jetted off to Florida this week for a warm weather training camp.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United and Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham United shake hands after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Leicester City at London Stadium on...

West Ham United fans on Twitter aren't thrilled about David Moyes's decision to take the team to Miami on a warm weather training camp - or his justification for the trip.

The Hammers do not have a Premier League game until March 31 and Moyes is hoping to use the three-week hiatus as a chance to condition his troops for what promises to be a tough relegation run-in.

West Ham lost 3-0 at home to Burnley this past weekend to leave them just three points above the relegation zone.

But Moyes told the Irons' official website that the trip to the United States can be "hugely beneficial".

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United gives instructins  to Andy Carroll of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road on...

He said: "This break in games gives us the chance to come to train in a different environment and one which we believe will be hugely beneficial to the players.

“We’ve had a long, intense winter period with a lot of matches – 13 since the turn of the year – and little time to rest and recover, so while this trip will offer us the chance to work the lads in testing temperatures on the pitch, it also gives them time to get fully prepared for our important run-in."

But some fans of the East London club aren't convinced by the Scottish manager's comments or indeed the decision to visit Florida in the first place.

United's defeat to Burnley was overshadowed by pitch invasions and fierce fan protests toward co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold, who had to leave the London Stadium early due to fears over their safety.

Times are tough in East London and this appears to have done little to appease the supporters.

 

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