West Ham were tested to the limit by League One side Gillingham in the third round of the FA Cup today, and some Hammers fans tore into Manuel Lanzini for his poor display.
The Argentine joined West Ham initially on loan in 2015, before making his move a permanent one the following summer for around £9 million (Daily Mail).
The 26-year-old immediately endeared himself to Hammers fans.
The last 18 months or so have been a real struggle for Lanzini, however.
The South American has scored just one goal in 24 appearances since the start of the 2018/19 campaign.
He has had problems with injuries, granted, but that is no excuse for his tepid performances recently.
Lanzini seems totally lost. He lacks any kind of passion or fight, and the games continue to just pass him by.
Most worryingly for West Ham, the 26-year-old’s work rate seems to have been almost non-existent of late.
There have even been calls from the London Stadium faithful to move him on this month.
And some Hammers fans absolutely ripped into Lanzini for his poor display against the Gills today:
Lanzini needs to be sold ASAP
— Jordan Burdall (@JordanBurdall6) January 5, 2020
Need a new RB. Also snoddy and Lanzini off for sanchez and Fornals #coyi
— ⚒ Marky Perkins ⚒ (@Supagrova1973) January 5, 2020
Wanna see lanzini and Anderson step up. Payet would’ve made this his show by now. Star players need to start giving something
— T (@T_27_1) January 5, 2020
You could convince me Lanzini wasn’t in the side today
— Nick’s Sporting Goods 🏉⚽️🏈🏀 (@NickySports) January 5, 2020
Fredericks looks worse also snodgrass Lanzini and Anderson non existent
— 👑AM26⚒ (@MajesticMasuaku) January 5, 2020
Lanzini and Snodgrass totally anonymous.
— Irons Rod (@RoderickEvans) January 5, 2020
Anderson, Lanzini and Masuaku all need to be sold in the summer. Not good enough for the ligue 1 let alone Premier ligue
— Jurac⚒ (@54fc875286444f7) January 5, 2020
lanzini absolutely shocking
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) January 5, 2020
Lanzini is the most lacklustre player I’ve ever seen
— Ian Taylor (@tayloriw) January 5, 2020
Is Lanzini playing?
— Nigel Banks (@Nigelb62) January 5, 2020
Shocking 1st half an hour!
Lanzini is a waste of time!
— PDJ (@Patrickj1976) January 5, 2020
Lanzini found his level
— Ben G 🇲🇹 (@BumFIuff) January 5, 2020
It’s been a few years for Lanzini now. Is he ever going to make the step up?
— Tom Rennie (@thomasjrennie) January 5, 2020
Lanzini should not be playing his bad #GILWHU
— lee theface morrish (@Leem_official) January 5, 2020
Lanzini looking lost so far
— ronan fagan (@rinanfafan) January 5, 2020
Wanna see lanzini take control of he game … to many times he lets the game go by
— West Ham United Need Glasses 🤓⚒⚒⚒🤓 (@WestNeed) January 5, 2020
Neither Anderson or Lanzini fancy it today then 🙃
— Lloyd Bowman (@lbowman6) January 5, 2020