West Ham ace Arthur Masuaku seemed to take a back-handed dig at Manuel Pellegrini, when speaking exclusively to Sky Sports.

The Chilean was sacked as Hammers boss after his side lost 2-1 to Leicester City on December 28th.

David Moyes was brought in as Pellegrini’s replacement, and Masuaku shared how the mood has completely changed for the better following the Scot’s arrival, when speaking to Sky Sports:

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Arthur Masuaku (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

“He’s just positive, when you have a manager like this it’s really good, you want to give everything for the team, for him, for the fans. He’s a very good manager, he’s honest, he tells the truth. When you are a player it is always nice. He knew me from before so when he left I was quite sad to be honest but now that he is back the mood has changed completely. Everyone looks happy, everyone is smiling and enjoying training.”

West Ham have won two games in a row with Moyes at the helm.


They seem to be a far more organised unit, and are undoubtedly working harder. Perhaps the players were not playing for Pellegrini anymore?

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Manuel Pellegrini (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

It certainly seemed that way towards the end of the Chilean’s reign in charge at the London Stadium.

Masuaku will be hoping to get more chances under Moyes. The Scot deployed a 3-5-2 formation during his previous spell in charge at the London Stadium, and if he opts for that again, the 26-year-old seems to be tailor made for the left wing-back role.

The Congolese ace really does have to start performing. He has flattered to deceive far too often in a West Ham shirt.

And perhaps Moyes’s return to the Hammers is just what he needs to reinvigorate his career.

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