David Gold delivers amusing response to fan who named his three best West Ham signings

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West Ham United chairman David Gold has been using Twitter well for a change.

Trying to identify West Ham's three best signings these days is a little harder than it used to be.

Saturday's 1-0 win over Sunderland hoisted the Hammers to fifth in the Premier League until Manchester United beat Arsenal on Sunday, with a points tally which is higher than they've ever had after 27 matches.

Dimitri Payet, along with manager Slaven Bilic, is widely credited as the catalyst for his side's transformation this season, though it was Michail Antonio who proved the match winner against the Black Cats - grabbing his fifth goal in his last 13 outings - while goalkeeper Adrian made a string of stops to deny Big Sam's boys a point at the very least.

In the meantime, Aaron Cresswell, Cheikhou Kouyate and Mark Noble - an academy graduate, yes, but technically still a signing - have all impressed during the Irons' rise towards European contention.

But one fan is in no two minds over his top three - and none of the aforementioned septet come close! In Baz Cox's eyes, the accolade goes to co-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan and vice-chair Karren Brady.

It's six years since the trio got their mitts on United and after failing to halt the club's slide into the Championship, have overseen promotion, consolidation and almost sustained progression, not to mention securing tenancy of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford from next season.

But, replying to Baz's post on Twitter, Gold jokingly played down their impact, using his, err, trademark Cockney wit...

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