By Hughie Southon
Nayet Aguerd could make a huge difference to the Hammers at Old Trafford tomorrow should he step up for his second competitive game following the match against Silkeborg,
The £30 million signing looked business in that game – an organiser who looks a boss at the back. He has also caught the eye of long time Hammers servant Angelo Ogbonna.
Nayef – having joined from Rennes was of course injured in pre-season – but has made a far quicker recovery than expected by most.
That he should perform so well in his first game back is deeply encouraging and he could be the man to ensure that United’s forward have everything less than their own way during a highly important 90 minutes.
Ogbonna is in a very good position to discuss Nayef having played alongside him during the Conference match and was unstinting in his praise when interviewed after the game.
The 32-year-old said: “He has a very bright future at West Ham United. He can read the game really well. He is really composed on the ball. He is shouting at everyone already. He is a new leader.
“It was a really good chance for Nayef to play because he has not played much since he arrived. He has already played a lot of European games and we want to see more from him in the future.”