Adrian made his first Premier League appearance of the season in West Ham United’s 2-1 defeat at Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
The 30-year-old has been forced to play second fiddle to Joe Hart during the 2017-18 campaign, but with Hart ineligible to face his parent club at the Etihad Stadium, Adrian was handed the gloves.
West Ham suffered another defeat to leave themselves firmly in the bottom three, but there is no question that it was a much-improved performance from the Hammers.
Adrian was a key part of West Ham’s display, with the Spaniard making a string of impressive saves during the 90 minutes.
Hart will be available for the clash against Chelsea on Saturday, but West Ham fans are desperate for Adrian, who is valued at £4.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, to retain his position in the team.
Indeed, a number of the club’s supporters have insisted that it should be a straightforward decision to send Adrian onto the field once again.
A selection of the Twitter reaction in relation to the Adrian, Hart debate can be seen below:
"The manager knows that I train hard every day, so I try to give him a headache for the next few games."https://t.co/83C9Ia9k2t
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) December 4, 2017
No headache for me. Start him over JH without a doubt.
— Matthew Neame (@mneame) December 4, 2017
It isnt a hard choice @AdriSanMiguel every day for me….
— CreatedBlock (@CreatedBlock) December 4, 2017
It’s the easiest decision ever.
— Bradders (@bradleyjames22) December 4, 2017
Adrian make more save against Manchester city than hart from the season start
— ⚒️antho krays⚒️ (@krays2208) December 4, 2017
another outstanding display yesterday my friend,in my opinion we only ever needed to improve your back up @AdriSanMiguel
— D Trev (@Kenthammers53) December 4, 2017
He better than joe hart and should be our number one.
— Matt ??⚒ (@_AceScorpion_) December 4, 2017
Keep it up, you're a much better keeper.
— Stephen Moody (@twoatnine) December 4, 2017
Adrian all day long. Hart looks shot. Any truth in the clause in Harts loan that he has to play if available?
— Jamie Mason (@jam1ema5on) December 4, 2017
Deserve to start against Chelsea tbh
— anthony bird (@anthonybird80) December 4, 2017
After that display Adrian has to be given the shirt for the Chelsea game. He was my man of the match by halftime let alone the rest! That is the way to respond when you have been out of the team, brilliant.
— John@East Upper (@JohnSmith702) December 4, 2017