football.london journalist Kadeem Simmonds has handed West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini just a 5/10 match rating for his display against FCSB.

The Argentinian attacking midfielder started as David Moyes’ side endured a struggle in the first period and found themselves a goal behind at the break.

As a result, the manager made a triple substitution with Lanzini among those to make way for the second period.

The Hammers turned it around with goals from Jarrod Bowen and Emerson before Michail Antonio sealed the victory late on.

Having failed to make an impact during his 45 minutes on the pitch, Lanzini had to watch from the sidelines as his teammates carved out the win and as a result of his struggles, Simmonds awarded the 29-year-old a 5/10 match rating.

Writing for football.london he also made the following comment: ‘Just wasn’t his night. A few nice touches and passes but not enough to cut FCSB open. Taken off at half-time with his team needing a goal.’

Indeed Lanzini completed 94% of his passes on the night, none of which were key passes though and he only found a teammate with two of his eight crosses (SofaScore).

Having sat on the bench for each of the last three games the five-cap Argentine ace returned to make his fourth start of the campaign but it was a chance he failed to grab as he lost possession 11 times, fired off target with his only shot and failed to complete a single dribble before being hooked at half-time as Moyes sent in the proverbial big guns to grab a result.

Considering Lanzini will likely feature heavily in the Europa Conference League he will certainly be hoping that he can make more of his opportunities throughout the remainder of the group stage.