It's been a long time coming, but David Moyes looks like a man who has had a great burden lifted from his shoulders, he finally appears to have put his 'Manchester United ghosts' behind him. One of the ironies associated with this strangest of seasons, is that Moyes path to redemption has been partly paved by another United exile in the form of Jesse Lingard.
There were doubts regarding Lingard's fitness before his arrival, but above all his attitude, both doubts have been dispelled by the player's actions both on and off the pitch. It is as if the 28 year old has finally come home, such is the ease in which the winger has settled in with his new team mates at the London Stadium, it seems as if they have been playing together for ages, and not just three games!
There has been a ridiculous amount of media focus on Hammers' lack of strikers, however we would suggest that the term crisis that had been used to describe the situation was totally incorrect, crisis, what crisis? The only cloud on the horizon is that Lingard will not be able to play against his 'neglectful parent' club, a game that could cement West Ham as a top four team if the result goes well, not bad for a team without a striker!
There is of course a long way to go until the end of the season, but it has already been a journey of redemption for David Moyes, and it looks as if it may also be a similar journey for Jesse Lingard and others, including 'Les' Dawson.
Whatever happens, how nice is it to know that the team is safe from relegation with a further 15 games still left to play! - Ed