By Adefunmiloye Alani

23rd Sep, 2021 | 8:40pm

Don Hutchison praises Jarrod Bowen as West Ham dump Manchester United out of the League Cup

West Ham United booked a place in the fourth round of the League Cup on Wednesday night at the expense of Manchester United.

Manuel Lanzini’s early goal was enough to send the Hammers through, with a game against holders Manchester City next.

Despite making 10 changes to the line-up that lost to the Red Devils on Sunday, David Moyes’ men impressed, and Jarrod Bowen particularly caught the eye.

Former West Ham midfielder Don Hutchison loved what he saw from the 24-year-old English forward, reacting on his personal Twitter account after the game.

The BBC pundit said: “Jarrod Bowen is some player!!!!”

He added afterwards: “What a signing.”

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Quality player

According to the Independent, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City are all scouting Bowen, and his excellent performances since he joined the Hammers from Hull City have shown just why.

Despite being a forward, he put in another tireless display defensively at Old Trafford, and while he could not find the back of the net or create many chances for his teammates, he was a constant nuisance and threat to the Man Utd defence.

His suitors would have been watching again last night, and England manager Gareth Southgate will have loved what he saw if he watched the game on TV.

The Three Lions boss considered handing the Irons ace a call-up and did put him on standby before naming his squad for last month’s World Cup qualifiers [Evening Standard], and he could earn him a place in the star-studded national team squad if he keeps putting in these eye-catching displays.

West Ham have a gem on their hands, and they need to hold on to him as long as they can.

In other West Ham news, PL trio want to sign Hammers forward with scouts watching intently this season.

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