West Ham have endured a tough start to life under Manuel Pellegrini after losing six of their opening 12 Premier League matches.
With a clash against title favourites Manchester City next up, the Hammers are in need of improvements and there is plenty of work to do – and fans have witnessed the same situations occur behind the scenes in East London.
Fan favourite starlet Declan Rice is still yet to be secured to a new long-term deal and interest from a number of Premier League sides is ramping up, leaving supporters fearful their academy graduate could be lured away.
The cries for the 19-year-old t0 be handed a new deal have echoed around the London Stadium for months now and some believed they had seen a positive announcement during the international break – only to find out it was just a normal interview with the teenager.
Many flocked to social media to make their feelings clear and we have gathered some of the best reactions below.
I THOUGHT IT WAS A CONTRACTTTTT
— Samzini⚒ (@Samcam06) November 17, 2018
I got excited then ffs
— Michael Henly (@mhenly22) November 17, 2018
SORT HIS CONTRACT OUT
— Gal (@_Gal_7) November 17, 2018
Who will be “steering “ straight to another club if you don’t give him what he’s worth!!!
— Danny Kenny (@Dannykaikenny) November 18, 2018
Give him what he’s worth
— will earle (@willearle_) November 17, 2018