West Ham United star Aaron Cresswell has named and shamed Robert Snodgrass as the manager’s pet.
West Ham’s players have been training at home since football shut down nearly a month ago due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hammers’s fight for survival is on hold, replaced by a very real fight for survival.
It remains unclear when – or indeed if – the season will resume with the country on lockdown.
Cresswell names and shames Snoddy
But according to Cresswell that has not stopped one of his West Ham teammates from being the manager’s pet.
Speaking in an interview with the club’s official website, the defender named and shamed David Moyes’s fellow Scot Snodgrass for going out of his way to impress the Hammers boss during isolation.
“We’ve been sending our stuff (home training) over to Josh and let him know what we’ve done, and the manager has been onto us daily, so he’s not letting up!” Moyes told whufc.com.
“Nobes and I have been on Snods, to be honest. He normally loves dishing it out, but he has been posting his workouts on his social media and it’s all so obvious.
Manager’s pet is ‘painful’ to watch
“I didn’t think a 39-year-old would need to go on social media to show the manager he has been doing his work, but there you go! “He still feels he has to put it out there on his Instagram. It’s painful.”
All fun and games of course.
After all Cresswell also revealed he is missing close friends Mark Noble and Snodgrass the most.
“The lads are all missing football and missing being around each other,” he added.
“I’m missing Nobes and Snods especially, as we’ve got a great bond, as have a lot of the other lads.”
West Ham in limbo, fate to be decided today?
If the season is ended early with the current standings West Ham will be saved from potential relegation. The Irons are outside the relegation zone on goal difference with nine games to play.
Similarly a void season – for which there is growing support according to The Independent) will save the Hammers and everyone else involved in the scrap to stay up.
But there is also a concentrated effort from the authorities to finish the season. Even if they have to wait until the summer to do so.
Reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee believes the club could discover its fate today when Premier League bosses meet to discuss their contingency plans – read full story here.