The 16-year-old West Ham starlet has impressed - but the former midfielder has warned against over-hyping the teenager.
So good was the teenager at the Emirates Stadium, many might feel the highest praise isn't getting carried away.
But former Liverpool and Newcastle United midfielder Dietmar Hamann has fired a warning on Twitter that there is still a long way to go for the West Ham midfielder.
Before people get carried away with Reece Oxford's excellent performance yesterday. pic.twitter.com/0j10BN49u9— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) August 10, 2015
It's a fair point from the German and he arguably isn't being too negative. But what he may not be considering is that Oxford didn't just start as a youngster on Sunday afternoon, he played like an experienced 25-year-old against one of the Premier League's toughest sides (who, admittedly, were very poor on the day).
Still, Rodey Marsh agreed with Hamann and, during another follow-up, he also responded to a follower who was defending the Oxford hype.
I'm sure most the others where highly thought of Alan. https://t.co/FtkPz7UZjN— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) August 10, 2015
Finally, when a follower replied that people have already got carried away, Hamann posted in agreement. Have West Ham fans and neutral observers gone too far with their response to Oxford's performance? Or will he be the real deal for years to come?