Video: Pablo Zabaleta spotted wearing Manchester City scarf in West Ham training session

Pablo Zabaleta of West Ham United reacts to giving a penalty away during the Premier League match between Southampton and West Ham United at St Mary's Stadium on August 19, 2017 in...

West Ham United defender Pablo Zabaleta is something of a cult hero at Manchester City.

Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion at Etihad Stadium on May 16, 2017 in...

The veteran Argentine defender is a much-loved figure at Manchester City and has already endeared himself to West Ham fans with his committed performances since joining on a free transfer in the summer.

Zabaleta has already seen the man who brought him to East London depart after Slaven Bilic was sacked last week with the Hammers in the relegation zone following a dismal start to the season.

David Moyes has been appointed as Bilic's replacement with former Hammer of the Year Stuart Pearce and Alan Irvine coming in as assistants this week.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland (R) gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at Stadium of Light on April 15, 2017 in...

The intensity of training on their first day together was noticeably higher but the session was also notable for something else... Zabaleta apparently sporting a Manchester City scarf.

Around 48 seconds into the video posted on West Ham's Twitter feed, the 32-year-old can be seen taking part in a passing drill alongside the likes of Mark Noble, Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini under the guidance of Pearce and Irvine and he is clearly wearing a white and light blue striped scarf as a snood in the cold conditions.

Pablo Zabaleta of West Ham United reacts to giving a penalty away during the Premier League match between Southampton and West Ham United at St Mary's Stadium on August 19, 2017 in...

Already a cult hero at the Etihad, it is sure to cement Zabaleta in the hearts of Cityzens.

Some Hammers fans will undoubtedly find it funny while others may think it somewhat peculiar.

One thing is for sure nobody will be able to question Zabaleta's commitment to the West Ham cause come Sunday evening when they take on Watford in a crucial game at Vicarage Road.

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