West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has reportedly decided that Aaron Cresswell will be a key part of his first XI next season.
Cresswell actually registered seven assists in 36 Premier League games for West Ham last term, but it would be fair to say that his form was hit and miss.
Indeed, the Englishman faced criticism from West Ham fans during the season, and it had been suggested that the 28-year-old could lose his spot under Pellegrini.
However, it is being reported that the defender will be the first pick at left-back, and the West Ham fans have been reacting to the news.
It would be fair to say that the fanbase have differing opinions, with a number believing that Cresswell is certainly the club’s best left-back. However, there are plenty who feel that the Liverpool-born ace is not actually that good when it comes down to it.
It is certainly an interesting debate, and it will be fascinating to see whether Cresswell keeps his spot in the team as new signings continue to arrive.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the West Ham supporters can be seen below:
100% back this. Creswell is our best LB https://t.co/ONKxOKSEzT
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) July 16, 2018
He’s got to play better than he did last year
— Alan Sadler (@alan_sadler) July 16, 2018
Playing with Cresswell will allow us to have ofensive RB like fredericks
— Pablo (@delcampo_93) July 16, 2018
If we can get the 15/16 Cresswell back I’ll be over the moon😍
Saying that, still produces the most assists of a defender in the league last season
— Nathan Crimp (@nathanWHUFC) July 16, 2018
Yep completely agree. Musuaku is not a left back. Can’t believe people want him there over Cresswell
— 父 Steve 父 (@steve_whufc7) July 16, 2018
Be nice if Pellegrini could teach him to use his right foot now and again
— Alan Reynolds (@alanreynoldswhu) July 16, 2018
Until Salah rips him on the opening day of the season
— Ollie (@OllieclarkWhu) July 15, 2018
Cresswell aint the greatest of left backs lets be honest
— Tony Rogers (@JackyDandCoke) July 16, 2018