David Moyes criticized by a journalist for his treatment of Said Benrahma

West Ham United manager David Moyes has been asked about his handling of Hammers star Said Benrahma.

The Scot has a habit of rarely praising Benrahma and instead criticizing him in his post-match press conferences.

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Benrahma joined West Ham for around £30m from Brentford in January 2021 (The Daily Mail).

It was claimed this summer that Moyes was keen to move the 27-year-old for around £30m.

Benrahma and Moyes haven’t exactly been a game in heaven since the Algerian moved to London Stadium from Brentford in October 2020.

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The Scot seems to have a hard time praising Benrahma, even though he has put on a standout man of the match.

The Algerian ace appeared to be in fine form at the start of this season, but rather than give him an extended stint in the starting XI, Moyes continues to move him in and out of the squad.

And the Hammers boss has come under fire for doing that…

David Moyes criticized for treatment of Said Benrahma

Football journalist Paul Brown told Give Me Sport he’s been surprised with the way Moyes has dealt with the 27-year-old winger so far this season:

“Benrahma started the season looking like he was going to tear it up pretty quickly. So it’s a bit of a surprise that he hasn’t played more because I think the manager should rely on players who look to be fit and at the top of their game.

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We sympathize with Benrahma. Moyes’ man management of the Algerian has been poor over the past couple of years in my opinion.

It must be said, however, that the former Brentford winger simply needs to do more when given the chance to start games.

Benrahma seems to be stuck in a cycle right now. When he starts he plays poorly and is then dropped to the bench for the next game.

He then comes on as a substitute and more often than not, is a game-changer for the Hammers. Moyes then pulls him back into the starting lineup where he flatters to cheat…again.

It might be better if David Moyes gives Said Benrahma 10 games in a row, or something like that, so the Algerian can build up his consistency.

The Scot takes on Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen week after week whether they are playing well or not, so surely he can do the same with Benrahma.

Let’s hope Moyes manages to get the most out of the Algeria international this season. It seems, however, that Benrahma is doomed at the London stadium. And that’s a real shame, because personally, I really think highly of him.

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