Issa Diop was absolutely brilliant against Manchester United during our 1-0 win last night and some West Ham fans were blown away by the centre-back’s display.

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The 24-year-old was drafted in for last night’s Carabao Cup clash at Old Trafford.

Diop’s form has been patchy at best over the past few years. He can be great at times but on other occasions his concentration and positioning badly lets him down.

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That was not the case last night though…what a performance from the former Toulouse ace!

He looked like the player we signed back in 2018 for £25 million (The Express).

The 24-year-old was totally dominant in the air, quick along the ground and made some superb last ditch blocks and tackles.

Diop made three interceptions, seven clearances, one block and two tackles last night. He also won two aerial duels and completed 93.3 per cent of his 30 attempted passes (Who Scored).

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They are some really impressive numbers. Last night gave us a glimpse of what kind of player we could have on our hands.

West Ham fans blown away by brilliant Issa Diop after 1-0 win

The Hammers fans have been highly critical of the centre-back in the past.

That was a completely different story last night.

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The West Ham fans took to Twitter in their numbers and absolutely raved about Diop’s display against Manchester United…
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