West Ham United manager David Moyes has expressed his desire to get Manuel Lanzini back into the team, stating he is some who can offer ‘something different’.
The Argentine playmaker has been struggling for minutes of late having been contending with a groin strain picked up in training after the Crystal Palace game.
He got 45 minutes against Brighton at the weekend, and it seems he could soon be ready to start starting games again, something he hasn’t done yet in the league his season.
Moyes said (West Ham official): “I would like to get Manu back because he has got creativity and he gives us something different, but we need Manu to be fully at it as well, realising that the team is working hard with and without the ball.
“We want him part of that, because he’s very creative.”
There has been some clamour from Lanzini to be a part of the starting XI since his wondergoal against Tottenham Hotspur back in October, but the South American hasn’t been able to kick on.
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Moyes has frustrated supporters with his team selections in recent weeks, leaving the likes of Lanzini, Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals on the bench.
£70,000-a-week star Lanzini (Spotrac) has shown signs of getting back to somewhere near his best, but he needs a run in the team to be able to make a proper difference.
Moyes’ comments will leave some feeling optimistic, with the team now winless in three.