Loads of West Ham fans have been running the rule over Saturday’s momentous win, and they’re absolutely loving summer signing Issa Diop.
While the Hammers made loads of impressive attacking signings this summer, most fans would agree that their biggest problem since moving to the London Stadium has been their defence.
Manuel Pellegrini and director of football Mario Husillos look to have pulled a master stroke in that department as well though, as Diop and Fabian Balbuena are looking better every week.
Diop had a shaky start to life as a Hammer, making a vital mistake during the defeat at Arsenal, but his performance against Manchester United on Saturday was a sight to behold.
The young Frenchman made two tackles, two interceptions, five clearances and vital block, prompting Jose Mourinho to congratulate the scout who found him.
The 21 year-old has been absolutely immense over the last few games as the Hammers have picked up seven points out of a possible nine, and fans are heaping praise on their £22m signing.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
What a difference a couple of weeks make in football. Best #whufc performance since we left Upton Park. Free-flowing, one touch football going forward and Issa Diop looking immense at the back.
— Charlie Davis (@CDavisEltham) September 29, 2018
Mourinho just said in his interview “congratulations to the scout that found Diop, he won everything, he’s a monster”. What a signing.
— Sam Wilson (@westhamsamwil) September 29, 2018
Mourinho just called Diop a monster, he’s right
— Grahame Goodman (@grahamegoodman1) September 29, 2018
Diop and Balbuena immense.
Can’t argue with Noble bring motm.
— Paul Vincent (@v7nny7) September 29, 2018
FT: West Ham 3-1 Manchester United. Back pages tomorrow will be hailing Issa Diop's performance. He's the Frenchman everyone will be talking about #whufc
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) September 29, 2018
I am also in love with Issa Diop #WHUFC
— Kai Vale (@KaiVale) September 29, 2018
Rio Ferdinand has posters of Issa Diop
— Victor 🇨🇦🇷🇴 (@VictorWHUFC) September 29, 2018
The money we paid for Diop will be peanuts the way he is now settling into our team #whufc
— ⚒Olly⚒ (@oljay99) September 29, 2018