Manolo Gabbiadini has played the full 90 minutes in each of Southampton’s last two Premier League matches.
The forward scored his first Premier League goal of the season in Southampton’s 1-1 draw with Watford before the international break, and also started and finished the 3-2 defeat at Fulham last time out.
It has been a frustrating campaign for the centre-forward, with Saints boss Mark Hughes seemingly not fancying the Italian despite the team’s struggles.
Gabbiadini does now seem to be getting a run in the XI, although he is currently featuring in a wide position, which is far from his favoured role.
The striker was excellent for Southampton in the second half of the 2016-17 campaign following a January arrival from Napoli, but he managed just five Premier League goals last term.
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The 27-year-old is certainly a talent though, and a number of Southampton fans believe that head coach Hughes should be sacked and replaced by a manager who is capable of getting the best out of the Italian.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Southampton supporters can be seen below:
Manolo’s birthday wish is for a new gaffer. Don’t let him down
— Jamie (@JamieNays) November 26, 2018
Happy birthday @Mgabbia23 – love to see you playing more often in the red and white.
— Jane (@blondiesaint) November 26, 2018
God I feel sorry for this talented player
— Gavin Chase (@goldensaint79) November 26, 2018
Deserves more game time he’s a poacher and a half
— Star Wars Creation HUB (@HUBSTARWARS) November 26, 2018
Happy Birthday sweetheart. I hope you have the best day and continue to bang goals for your fantastic club. I love you so much. ?
— ??Jamila Isabella?? (@jamila_isabella) November 26, 2018
Sack Hughes and bring in someone who actually knows how to use him
— Calum (@sfccalum) November 26, 2018