Declan Rice put in a superb performance for West Ham in their clash with Stoke City which had fans comparing him to Sir Bobby Moore.
What was so striking was his confidence in possession and ability to keep the ball and pick out a pass, when so many centre-backs would rather just 'hoof it'.
The goal Stoke City scored in the 1-1 draw was nothing to do with Rice, with Joe Hart failing to hold the ball played into him.
Rice is proving he deserves to be a regular starter and did not need a loan spell to prove himself first.
West Ham are reaping the benefits of throwing him in, and manager David Moyes deserves credit for continuing to show faith in the youngster.
Fans were raving about Rice's performance last night, commenting how he is a natural in defence and appears to be even better than Manchester City's John Stones.
Here is a look at the reaction to Rice's display...
Declan Rice getting better and better each game!!— Conor Mackey (@cmackdpenguin) April 16, 2018
Declan rice is immense— OllyReilly (@LordReilly_) April 16, 2018
Declan Rice is a baller...— DJ Stephen Budde (@DJBUDDES) April 16, 2018
Out of all the ‘Doom & Gloom’ what a good player Declan Rice is gonna be #WestHamUtd— kevin Stoddart (@minty199) April 16, 2018
I’m convinced Declan rice is Bobby Moore reincarnated.— Adam (@AdamGawthrop) April 16, 2018
I’m telling you all now— J (@JayWHU) April 16, 2018
Declan Rice > John Stones