'Best performance in a West Ham shirt': Some Hammers fans blown away by one player's display v Red Devils
A number of West Ham United fans have praised Issa Diop for his impressive display against Manchester United on Wednesday night.
David Moyes’ Hammers made it through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup thanks to a superb 1-0 win at Old Trafford.
Manuel Lanzini’s early goal proved the difference between the two sides, slotting into the far corner after great work from Ryan Fredericks.
West Ham’s defence had lots of work to do, but they were resolute and succeeded in keeping a clean sheet.
And Diop, one of 10 changes for the Hammers, was rock solid in defence, keeping the Red Devils at bay throughout.
One key moment, which summed up how well he did, saw him make a superb block to thwart a Jesse Lingard shot.
Diop also made seven clearances, three interceptions, and weighed in with two tackles, as per Whoscored.
The 24-year-old was also pinpoint with his passing, boasting a 93.3 percent accuracy – the best out of West Ham’s starters and second only to Pablo Fornals (93.8 percent).
Diop hasn’t played in the Premier League yet this term, but this performance will surely give Moyes food for thought.
Here is what some West Ham fans said about Diop’s display:
Issa Diop. Unreal tonight!! Him and Zouma will be class— Sam Wilson (@SamWilsonWhu) September 22, 2021
That’s the best game I’ve seen Issa Diop play he was everywhere and blocking everything— TheWestHamWayCoUk (@WestHamWaycouk) September 22, 2021
Though Kral looked very solid tonight, seems like the backup midfielder we’ve needed for years, could be another shrewd Moyes signing.— Jamie Griffith ⚒ (@JGriffithJourno) September 22, 2021
Man of the Match has to be Issa Diop though, absolutely immense at the back.
Absolutely brilliant performance from West Ham. Defensively excellent. And some serious ground covered by the lot of them.— Mike C (@mikecawston) September 22, 2021
Issa Diop looks fantastic. A giant out there tonight. #whufc
Issa Diop and Craig Dawson were incredible tonight⚒️— TomWHU (@TWHU77) September 22, 2021
Proper performance, that’s how you bounce back! Areola solid, Kral tidy, Bowen brilliant as ever but Issa Diop best performance in a West Ham shirt. You IRONSSSS 🔨— Tom King (@Tomking_10) September 22, 2021
Superb in this game, superb against Zagreb too.— Paul Mitchell ⚒ (@pmitchell1969) September 22, 2021
Diop and Zouma as a long term first choice CB partnership?
Diop joined West Ham in the summer of 2018 from Toulouse for a reported £22.5million, and has made 97 competitive appearances in claret and blue.
He will hope for more minutes on Saturday as the Hammers return to Premier League action.
Moyes’ charges, currently eighth in the table with two wins and two draws from five, head to Leeds United in a 3pm kickoff.
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