It has been a difficult season so far for West Ham, who have struggled to find consistency under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini.
The Hammers are crying out for inspiration despite splashing over £100m in the summer to bring the likes of Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko to the club, as West Ham have lost six of their opening 12 Premier League matches.
With another stern test awaiting this weekend, as Pellegrini’s side go toe-to-toe with title favourites Manchester City, there is still plenty of work to be done but fans have been handed some good news this week.
Manuel Lanzini shared a video on social media which showed the Argentina ace returning to light training, taking the next step on his long road to recovery after an injury sustained in the summer forced him to miss his nation’s World Cup campaign and the start to the season.
While the news is positive, Lanzini is still unlikely to return to West Ham’s first-team for a while but fans flocked to share their thoughts on social media. We have gathered some of their reactions below.
???? Hopefully won't be too long until you're back, we miss you badly in the 1st team. Good Luck ????
— ⚒Adrian Smith⚒ (@adiesmith64) November 17, 2018
couldn’t love this tweet anymore if I tried! Twitter needs to design a new button to describe how happy this makes us Hammers
— Ricky Forrest (@rickwhufc) November 17, 2018
Take your time Manu. Dont rush
— J D (@Irons_42) November 17, 2018
????can’t wait to have you back manu
— will earle (@willearle_) November 17, 2018
So good to see you back on the grass… hope you enjoyed it little genius
— andrew wickstead (@AndrewWickstead) November 17, 2018
Can’t wait for your return Manu
— Mohammed (@Mohammed_WHU) November 17, 2018
Oh has made my day seeing you kick a ball again don’t rush come back stronger
— yrag rednalrev (@rednalrev) November 18, 2018
Great player , hopefully back in February and with two good January signing . We will be on fire in 2019
— ToneHammer (@tone_hammer) November 17, 2018
What a sight
— Matty Ings (@MattyIngs08) November 17, 2018