Manuel Pellegrini recruited creative midfielders for West Ham this summer, but the absence of Manuel Lanzini is still being acutely felt.

The Argentine midfielder is a long-term absentee, but the club recently offered an update on his condition.

At the three month stage of his recovery, physio Richard Collinge and Lanzini’s consultant Dr Cugat are ‘very happy’ with the playmaker’s progress so far.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Manuel Lanzini of West Ham United celebrates scoring his second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Everton at London Stadium on May 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Lanzini is doing a variety of types of work; bed-based, mobilisation and balance work, in order to aid his recovery.

His attitude appears to be impressing the physios as well, which all bodes well ahead of his return. And, judging from the reaction of the fans to the video, they are keen to see him in Hammers colours again as soon as possible.

We’ve taken a look at the most enthusiastic reaction…



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