Marsh did not expect much of Payet when he joined West Ham from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille in the summer of 2015.
The France international attacking midfielder has been a massive hit in the Premier League, but has that convinced Marsh?
According to the former England international, Manchester United winger Ashley Young scores more goals and provides more assists, and is more productive than Payet.
>Yes a 'bit' like Ashley Young, about the same age but is less productive both at international & club level... https://t.co/WBYhjKe1wb— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) April 4, 2016
>No, I said he's s bit like Ashley Young but not as productive.... https://t.co/tcGh84W64C— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) April 5, 2016
>No, Payet is much more of a pure talent...just that Young scores more goals & assists https://t.co/ur52w0tGym— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) April 5, 2016
Ashley Young not in same class as Payet. Like saying Payet is same class as you and Stan Bowles which he is not. https://t.co/wTxallMfIX— johnny lonely (@lonelyjohnny1) April 5, 2016
Perhaps Young has had a better career than Payet so far - after all, the 30-year-old winger has been at United since 2011 and has earned more international caps - but at the moment the West Ham star is in better form.
Young is a hard-working winger and is also versatile, but Payet is the more talented and is also in better form.
Payet is more exciting and he is actually getting better with age, and there is no doubt that the West Ham attacking midfielder would be in most people’s teams ahead of Young right now.