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Player profile and performance records.

Manuel Lanzini (Midfielder)

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Manuel Lanzini

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Squad Number: 10
Position: Midfielder
Born: 15th Feb 1993 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Signed: 21st Jul 2015 (£9,000,000)
Contract: 4 years + 2 year option (signed March 2016)
Previous Club: Al Jazira Club

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year 2016/17; Goal of the Season (third place) 2016/17; Most Improved Player (third place) 2016/17; Best Signing (third place) 2015/16.

Manuel Lanzini plays as an attacking midfielder for West Ham. He made his first team debut for River Plate in August 2010 at the age of just 17.

In 2011/12 he sent the season on loan Fluminense where he made 37 appearances, scoring five goals. After returning to River for the next two seasons he joined Al Jazira on loan in 2014, becoming the youngest foreigner ever to feature in the Arabian Gulf League in doing so.

After a season with Al Jazira, West Ham brought Lanzini to England on loan with view to a permanent deal. That clause was triggered in July 2016, with Lanzini signing a four-year contract with an option for a further two years. His shirt number changed from 28 to 10 ahead of the 2016/17 season.

 

Norwich City

2-0: Saturday, 31st August

Dovetailing with Anderson, the two were too smart and fluid on the ball for Norwich.

Watford

3-1: Saturday, 24th August

Dictated what West Ham did well in the first half. Quieter in the second half, although set piece delivery was good.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Saturday, 17th August

West Ham’s best player throughout. Made the goal, in more than just his pass, and had a quality on the ball that no player on either side possessed.

Manchester City

0-5: Saturday, 10th August

Appeared disrupted by Fornals' substitute appearance, but that may just be that City stepped up their game. In the first half, he seemed key to every attack. His own heatmap shows an influence in nearly every area of midfield. Most touches, most passes, most dribbles - for West Ham - but faded dramatically. Did nearly score, in the only glimpse of West Ham playing football in the second half.

Athletico Bilbao

2-2: Saturday, 3rd August

The Argentinian looked lively and 'the man most like to' - which indeed he did, by scoring West Ham's first goal of the day.

Hertha Berlin

5-3: Wednesday, 31st July

Back in the team and back on the scoresheet. He appears to enjoy playing alongside Fornals.

Fulham

1-0: Saturday, 27th July

Match notes to follow.

Newcastle United

0-1: Saturday, 20th July

Not involved and often looked frustrated by the lack of notable support.

Manchester City

1-4: Wednesday, 17th July

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Watford

4-1: Sunday, 12th May

Took his goal well, lovely link play between the lines and does his defensive shift too. Great to see him looking back to his old self, with a welcome break and a pre-season ahead of next season.

Southampton

3-0: Saturday, 4th May

(Replaced Nasri) Looked the only real threat going forward, another promising performance and good that he got 45 minutes. Could see him close to starting at the weekend. Created the only chance.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Saturday, 27th April

(Replaced Nasri) Looked the only real threat going forward, another promising performance and good that he got 45 minutes. Could see him close to starting at the weekend. Created the only chance.

Manchester United

1-2: Saturday, 13th April

(Replaced Nasri) Looked the only real threat going forward, another promising performance and good that he got 45 minutes. Could see him close to starting at the weekend. Created the only chance.

Chelsea

0-2: Monday, 8th April

Should have done better with his chance, but worked hard, linked well, got close to Arnautovic in the second half and did quieten down any Jorginho hold on the play.

Everton

0-2: Saturday, 30th March

The only player who attempted any ingenuity going forward. Must have been quite a come down after a week away with Argentina. Maybe that’s why nothing came off. Needs to shoot earlier.

Huddersfield Town

4-3: Saturday, 16th March

There were moments of inspiration, and he did often add some drive through the centre, but didn’t create enough. Did well to win the penalty though.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

Weird substitution, as he was one of the few passing forward who was finding players and not looking worried by Cardiff’s hassling in midfield.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

Created space in the latter stages of the first half but the final ball wasn’t there and he didn’t see enough of it.

Newcastle Utd

2-0: Saturday, 2nd March

Controlled the ball for West Ham and was a delight. Final product still missing as rust comes off. Must be a joy to play with, always offering and creating a passing opportunity for a teammate on the ball. 97% pass success on 63 passes.

Manchester City

0-1: Wednesday, 27th February

(Replaced Nasri) Looked the only real threat going forward, another promising performance and good that he got 45 minutes. Could see him close to starting at the weekend. Created the only chance.

Everton

3-1: Sunday, 13th May

Comments to follow.

Manchester United

0-0: Thursday, 10th May

Comments to follow.

Leicester City

2-0: Saturday, 5th May

(Replaced Masuaku) Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-4: Sunday, 29th April

(Replaced Masuaku) Comments to follow.

Arsenal

1-4: Sunday, 22nd April

(Replaced Masuaku) Comments to follow.

Stoke City

1-1: Monday, 16th April

(Replaced Masuaku) Comments to follow.

Bournemouth

1-1: Saturday, 20th January

Manouvers so well in tight pockets of space. Was so influential to West Ham's attacking play that they lost their flair when he was replaced due to injury.

Shrewsbury Town

1-0: Tuesday, 16th January

Very decisive on the ball, able to beat defenders and get himself out of tight sutuations with his quick feet.

Huddersfield Town

4-1: Saturday, 13th January

Two goals to his name, Manu was simply too good for Huddersfield today.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Thursday, 4th January

Very decisive on the ball, able to beat defenders and get himself out of tight sutuations with his quick feet.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd January

Alongside Noble, was the engine room for West Ham's persistent attacks. Very good coordination and as ever, great close control.

Bournemouth

3-3: Tuesday, 26th December

West Ham's focal point going forward converting defence into attack in a flick of a switch with his agility and intelligence.

Stoke City

3-0: Saturday, 16th December

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

0-0: Wednesday, 13th December

Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-0: Saturday, 9th December

Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 3rd December

West Ham's focal point going forward converting defence into attack in a flick of a switch with his agility and intelligence.

Everton

0-4: Wednesday, 29th November

Comments to follow.

Leicester City

1-1: Friday, 24th November

Wasn't at his best, but was the reason behind West Ham's success at set pieces.

Watford

0-2: Sunday, 19th November

Comments to follow.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 4th November

Provided one of the remarkably few joyous moments of the night with his goal and kept trying to push forward right until the last minute.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 28th October

Comments to follow.

Tottenham Hotspur

3-2: Wednesday, 25th October

Comments to follow.

Brighton & Hove Albion

0-3: Friday, 20th October

Miles away from what he has been in the last two seasons. Poor passes and lack of skill.

Burnley

1-1: Saturday, 14th October

Having been out for a considerable amount of time due to injury, he failed to find the rythm of the match. Did show signs of what he is capable of on his day.

Newcastle United

0-3: Saturday, 26th August

(Replaced Rice) Comments to follow.

Fulham

2-1: Thursday, 20th July

Replaced at half time by Mark Noble.

Burnley

2-1: Sunday, 21st May

Classiest act on the pitch in a match that was desperately short of class. Just pipped for MOTM by Ayew.

Burnley

2-1: Sunday, 21st May

You can always rely on Lanzini to produce a top class performance. Still as creative and tenacious as ever even in a deeper role.

Liverpool

0-4: Sunday, 14th May

As ever the most skillful player in the West Ham team. When the ball is at his feet, anything can happen. Wasn't the best of days but there is one more match to remedy that.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Friday, 5th May

Superb. Not the prettiest of goals but that’ll probably bother him about as little as it bothers the rest of us.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Friday, 5th May

Well what can you say... He's different class. He makes things happen out of nowhere, turns defence into attack with one drop of the shoulder. His pace and intelligence unlocks defences. A massive goal that set West Ham on their way to a crucial three points. More than deserved his MOTM award.

Stoke City

0-0: Saturday, 29th April

Comments to follow.

Everton

0-0: Saturday, 22nd April

Comments to follow.

Sunderland

2-2: Saturday, 15th April

If we were going to do anything it was likely to come through him and Carroll. Probably the classiest player on the pitch in a match bereft of much in the way of class.

Swansea

1-0: Saturday, 8th April

As ever he was the focal point of creativity in a match that was rather short of the stuff. I do not want to see him dive again though.

Arsenal

0-3: Wednesday, 5th April

If we were going to do anything it was likely to come through him and Carroll. Probably the classiest player on the pitch in a match bereft of much in the way of class.

Hull City

1-2: Saturday, 1st April

If we were going to do anything it was likely to come through him and Carroll. Probably the classiest player on the pitch in a match bereft of much in the way of class.

Leicester City

2-3: Saturday, 18th March

At the heart of all the good stuff that we did. Fine free-kick. MOTM.

AFC Bournemouth

2-3: Saturday, 11th March

Bar one chance in the first half, he was invisible.

Chelsea

1-2: Monday, 6th March

Bar one chance in the first half, he was invisible.

Watford

1-1: Saturday, 25th February

Bar one chance in the first half, he was invisible.

West Bromwich Albion

2-2: Saturday, 11th February

Beginning to emerge from the shadow of that bloke who used to play for us. Constantly teasing and probing. Unlucky not to notch a double.

Southampton

3-1: Saturday, 4th February

Bar one chance in the first half, he was invisible.

Manchester City

0-4: Wednesday, 1st February

Bar one chance in the first half, he was invisible.

Middlesbrough

3-1: Saturday, 21st January

Given a new lease of life as the team's primary creative force, the wee man enjoyed another decent afternoon.

Crystal Palace

3-0: Saturday, 14th January

Showed signs of coming out of the shadows. Pulled strings and we would all be raving about his goal were it not for…..

Manchester City

0-5: Friday, 6th January

Not at all unfortunate to be hooked at half time because something had to change.

Manchester United

0-2: Monday, 2nd January

Not at all unfortunate to be hooked at half time because something had to change.

Leicester City

0-1: Saturday, 31st December

Not at all unfortunate to be hooked at half time because something had to change.

Swansea City

4-1: Monday, 26th December

Not at all unfortunate to be hooked at half time because something had to change.

Hull City

1-0: Saturday, 17th December

Not at all unfortunate to be hooked at half time because something had to change.

Southampton

0-3: Sunday, 25th September

Wasn’t quite the same after being kicked out of the game. Like Payet needs to impose himself on the game more.

Stoke City

1-2: Sunday, 15th May

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

Manchester United

3-2: Tuesday, 10th May

Some fine work for the goal but overall a little on the quiet side.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Saturday, 30th April

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

Watford

3-1: Wednesday, 20th April

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

Leicester City

2-2: Sunday, 17th April

(Replaced Nolan) Enough useful touches to suggest that this may be a decent signing if he gets a run in the team.

Manchester United

1-2: Wednesday, 13th April

Flitted in and out of things a bit and his second half was more out than in.

Arsenal

3-3: Saturday, 9th April

Did not play.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 2nd April

Quiet but took the goal well.

Chelsea

2-2: Saturday, 19th March

Fine goal and some excellent link up play throughout before tiring a bit in the second half.

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 13th March

Flitted in and out of things a bit and his second half was more out than in.

Everton

3-2: Saturday, 5th March

The goal was an absolute beaut. I just wish he were English so he could be ignored by Hodgson and kept under wraps for international breaks.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Wednesday, 2nd March

Found it tough as Dimitri Payet's replacement in the centre of the park. Still managed to do what none of our strikers did though and found the back of the net late on.

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 27th February

Another not quite up to the heights he can reach but still not a bad game until he was subbed.

Blackburn Rovers

5-1: Sunday, 21st February

Another not quite up to the heights he can reach but still not a bad game until he was subbed.

Norwich City

2-2: Saturday, 13th February

Another not quite up to the heights he can reach but still not a bad game until he was subbed.

Newcastle United

1-2: Saturday, 16th January

A quieter game for him this evening – thugh he wasn’t shy of putting in what I believe we are supposed to refer to as “a shift”.

Wolves

1-0: Saturday, 9th January

Was looking good until his untimely premature exit.

Liverpool

2-0: Saturday, 2nd January

Was looking good until his untimely premature exit.

Southampton

2-1: Sunday, 27th December

(Replaced Song) A welcome return – in the second half he was everything that the luckless Zarate had tried to be in the first.

Stoke City

0-0: Saturday, 12th December

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

Manchester United

0-0: Saturday, 5th December

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Sunday, 29th November

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-4: Sunday, 22nd November

Found it tough as Dimitri Payet's replacement in the centre of the park. Still managed to do what none of our strikers did though and found the back of the net late on.

Everton

1-1: Saturday, 7th November

The goal was an absolute beaut. I just wish he were English so he could be ignored by Hodgson and kept under wraps for international breaks.

Watford

0-2: Saturday, 31st October

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

Chelsea

2-1: Saturday, 24th October

Lanzini and Payet alongside each other? That purring noise you can hear is coming from me. Worked damned hard off the ball as well, though that’s not what catches the eye.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 17th October

Payet has been getting all the “best signing” plaudits but this chap has been a revelation. Yes his undoubted skills catch the eye but next time you watch him have a look at the donkey work he gets through to track back, Deserved the goal as reward for the hard work. MOTM.

Sunderland

2-2: Saturday, 3rd October

Another not quite up to the heights he can reach but still not a bad game until he was subbed.

Norwich City

2-2: Saturday, 26th September

Another not quite up to the heights he can reach but still not a bad game until he was subbed.

Newcastle United

2-0: Monday, 14th September

A quieter game for him this evening – thugh he wasn’t shy of putting in what I believe we are supposed to refer to as “a shift”.

Liverpool

3-0: Saturday, 29th August

Scored one, made one, popped up in attack, popped up in defence. In the city that the Beatles legged it from as soon as they could he was “Here, There and Everywhere”. MOTM.

Leicester City

1-2: Saturday, 15th August

(Replaced Nolan) Enough useful touches to suggest that this may be a decent signing if he gets a run in the team.

Arsenal

2-0: Sunday, 9th August

Did not play.

Arsenal

2-0: Sunday, 9th August

Did not play.
Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.