After what was a horrendous start to the season having lost all of their first four games of the Premier League season, West Ham finally look to have found some form.
Their losing run came to an end after they held high-flying Chelsea to a 0-0 draw at the London Stadium, before thrashing League Two Macclesfield Town 8-0 in the Carabao Cup just three days later.
They went into their Premier League encounter with Manchester United on Saturday full of confidence, and it certainly showed. Felipe Anderson put the Hammers ahead after just five minutes thanks to an audacious flick from close range, with Manuel Pellegrini's side then doubling their lead on the stroke of half time thanks to a deflected Andriy Yarmolenko effort.
United got themselves back in the game with a Marcus Rashford near-post flick finding its way past Lukasz Fabianski, however West Ham killed the game off just four minutes later courtesy of Marko Arnautovic.
It was a brilliant performance from all the Hammers' players, however there was one man in particular who caught the eye of the fans. Summer signing Issa Diop was outstanding for his side, dealing with anything that came his way and helping his side secure a memorable victory.
Jose Mourinho described the Frenchman as a 'monster', and the West Ham fans took to Twitter after the game to heap praise on the 21-year-old.
Issa Diop is fast becoming one of my favourite players, he could really turn out to be something special— Dawkins (@Si_23Q) September 29, 2018
Issa Diop masterclass. 🇸🇳🦁— Wooski (@Roldah13) September 29, 2018
José Mourinho says Issa Diop was a monster for West Ham today. Congratulated scouts who found him. Diop recommended to West Ham by Mark McKay (also took Dimitri Payet there). Diop should have been on United radar: Toulouse captain at 20 & played in Euro-winning France U19 team— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) September 29, 2018
If you dont believe Issa Diop is worth just over £120 million, I have all night to argue with you.— J.O'B (@chanceig) September 23, 2018
Mourinho just called Diop a monster, he’s right— Grahame Goodman (@grahamegoodman1) September 29, 2018
He's started in five of West Ham's Premier League games so far this season, and will be hoping to keep his good run of form going when the Hammers travel to face Brighton on Friday night.