West Ham ace Aaron Cresswell raved about Arthur Masuaku, when speaking exclusively to the club’s official website, labelling his fellow left-back as a ‘fantastic player’.

The 29-year-old won back his place in the starting XI against Manchester United last week, due to Masuaku’s suspension, after he received a red card away at Aston Villa.

And the Hammers ace really impressed against the Red Devils.

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Cresswell is expected to keep his place for tomorrow’s trip to Bournemouth. And it is great for West Ham to have healthy competition in the left-back position.

The Liverpool-born full-back spoke exclusively to the club’s official website, and insisted that Masuaku is top-notch player:

“Listen, Arthur is a fantastic player, a great lad, we all get along and, whoever the manager picks, I’ll be supporting him and vice-versa. If you ask Arthur or any player, the main thing is the team and everyone would say that.”

 

Our view…

The Democratic Republic of Congo international is an extremely divisive figure amongst Hammers fans. He is very skilful on the ball, but his defending is often not up to scratch.

On his day, Masuaku can be a real asset for West Ham, but he often leaves Manuel Pellegrini’s side vulnerable down the left-hand flank.

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Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old, who earns £40,000 per week according to Spotrac, has real competition now with Cresswell back and firing on all cylinders.

And we will most likely find out a lot about him over the next few weeks. Is he up for the fight? Does he want his place back? Or is he just happy to collect his money and sit on the bench?

Only time will tell.

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