Slaven Bilic disappointed with slow West Ham in 4-1 defeat by Manchester United
Last Updated: 01/12/16 12:42am
Slaven Bilic admitted he was disappointed with West Ham's performance in the 4-1 defeat by Manchester United.
The EFL Cup quarter-final loss came just three days after the Hammers earned a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the Premier League, but Bilic's side were second best in every department on Wednesday.
A goal early in the first half and early in the second period stung West Ham, and Bilic rued his side's slow starts.
"I'm very disappointed, they deserved it," said the Croatian. "You can't have a slow start anywhere, especially not here because they're good anyway, but when they're one up they hit on the counter attack, have amazing quality and are very direct and punish you.
"They could've scored a second one after the first but we defended and then came back into it.
"At half-time we said we couldn't allow them to do it again but it was exactly the same start in the second half.
"It's hard to come back twice and then they scored the third one and that's them totally in control of the game. You can't expect anything here when you have such a slow start to the game.
"I can't put my finger on [why we were different to Sunday], but definitely we were lacking because we played two games in three or four days. It was totally different."