The DR Congo defender has been excellent off the bench in the past two games
The DR Congo defender has delivered two assists off the bench in his past two Premier League games while also scored the third goal as the Hammers breezed past Bolton Wanderers in the Carabao Cup.
Masuaku started the first game of the season at Old Trafford in place of the injured Aaron Cresswell but had a bit of a nightmare as United scored four on the opening day.
But Masuaku – certainly a fan favourite – has been outplaying Cresswell in far more limited game time in recent weeks and did so again on Saturday as he lit up a dire game at the London Stadium.
Masuaku’s supplied the cross for Andy Carroll to go close to opening the scoring by flicking on to the crossbar before the defender put in a wonderful ball for Diafra Sakho to slide home the winner against Swansea.
Speaking after the game, an honest Masuaku said: « It is not frustrating not to start. The coach makes the decisions and I have to give him a headache. I am still young.
« I feel good and, in my opinion, I just have to keep focused even when I am not playing and try to do my best for the team. That is working well for me at the moment.
“I am happy to keep working. In the last game [against Tottenham] I crossed and Cheikhou scored and now I am even more happy because we won, as last week we didn’t manage that. »
With the international break now upon us, the clamour among supporters for Masuaku to be included from the start against Burnley on October 15 is growing and growing but for the time being, it seems Masuaku is content with a substitute role.
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