Flocking to Twitter, plenty of West Ham United fans saw fit to lavish ‘unsung hero’ Fabian Balbuena with praise despite the Hammers eventually capitulating to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Man United – with Irons fans going on to laud his ‘excellent’ display.
Balbuena, who has been a pivotal figure for David Moyes this season, replacing the absentee Issa Diop to great effect, attracted even more praise from supporters after what was a solid outing regardless of the circumstances.
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Tomas Soucek fired the Hammers into a lead, feeding off Declan Rice’s headed lay off – a lead which Moyes’ side deserved after their domination of the first period.
However, after a sensational strike by Paul Pogba to draw United level, which shouldn’t have stood after the ball appeared to go out of play in the build up, West Ham couldn’t quite recover.
Goals from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford eventually sealed all three points for the travelling side, but despite the loss, these supporters still heaped praise on Balbuena for his performance.
Find all of their best verdicts down below.
West Ham fans laud Balbuena
Yep agreed was by far our best player tonight only one who never put a foot wrong. Another immense and solid display from Balbuena proving me wrong. https://t.co/nE1egXFoOI
— Khaleem Azam (@AzamWHUFC) December 5, 2020
He read the game brilliantly and was a rock. Him and Ogbonna the first two players to come over and thank the fans at the end too!
— Louis Baker (@louisbaker1991) December 5, 2020
Regardless of the result, I thought this man was absolutely brilliant today. Everyones been on about Ogbonna and Cresswell but we need to start giving Babs the praise he deserves ⚒ pic.twitter.com/1wor9qP4Y8
— Andrew 🇺🇸⚒ 🔛🔝🔜 (@coyiandrew) December 5, 2020
Unsung hero without doubt had an outstanding season so far 👍⚒⚒
— gary mac (@gazmac_coyi) December 5, 2020
I agree I thought he was excellent, read the game so well
— Rob Waldon WHUFC #GSBOUT (@RobWaldon) December 5, 2020
By the way can we just take a moment to appreciate Balbuena today 👏👏👏👏👏
— West Ham Ironess (@IronessWest) December 5, 2020
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