The start to life in the 2017/18 Premier League could not have got off to a worse start for West Ham United.

Travelling to Old Trafford was always likely to be an ominous task but the Hammers were thrashed 4-0 by a rampant Manchester United side who were far superior on the day.

An inevitable brace from West Ham’s arch nemesis Romelu Lukaku got the ball rolling for Manchester United and a late double blow (from Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba) saw West Ham drop instantly to the bottom of the Premier League table.

One of the rare few shining lights from yesterday’s defeat was the performance of youngster Declan Rice.

Declan Rice was handed a thirty minute cameo when he replaced Mark Noble in central midfield.

The Republic of Ireland youth international looked comfortable despite being more naturally suited to the centre half role.

With 28 touches and 22 passes (at a 96% completion rate), here is how the West Ham fan base reacted to the 18-year-old’s display.