By Adefunmiloye Alani

20th Sep, 2021 | 1:10pm

Declan Rice sends message to Kurt Zouma after West Ham PL debut

Kurt Zouma made his Premier League debut for West Ham United against Manchester United on Sunday, and he put in a top shift despite the 2-1 loss.

The French international joined the Hammers from Chelsea during the summer transfer window, and he made his bow during their Europa League opener against Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.

Zouma was brilliant in the 2-0 win at Croatia, replicating it against the Red Devils despite the defeat.

The centre-back was pleased to have made his Premier League debut for David Moyes’ side, taking to his personal Instagram account to post after the game.

“We were very unlucky today but so happy to have made my debut in this beautiful stadium. We keep working”

Declan Rice was impressed with his display, taking to the comment section to react.

Huge buy

Zouma thwarted Man Utd on so many occasions, and he would have been disappointed that the Irons could not pick up a point from the game.

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged the visitors’ equaliser, but the Portuguese icon found it hard to cope against the Frenchman.

The former Chelsea star showed exactly why Moyes was very keen on getting a summer deal done, and Rice knows they have got a top player on their hands.

Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna were both brilliant, and if West Ham can have both of them fit for all of the campaign, another top-six finish could be on the cards.

With Craig Dawson and Issa Diop providing covers, the Irons have enough quality in depth at centre-back, and that would come in very handy as they look to challenge in other domestic competitions and the Europa League.

West Ham fans would have been pleased with what they saw from their summer signing on Sunday, and they can expect much more going forward.

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