The unexpected gift that Slaven Bilic left for David Moyes at West Ham

Chelsea's Nigerian midfielder Victor Moses (L) vies with West Ham United's French defender Arthur Masuaku (R) during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and...

West Ham United ace Arthur Masuaku has been in sensational form of late.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic (l) and David Moyes of Sunderland react during the Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at Stadium of Light on April 15, 2017 in...

David Moyes inherited an incredibly difficult job when taking over as Hammers boss, with his side deeply entrenched in a relegation battle, and a group of underperforming prima donnas amongst his group of players.

The Scot's predecessor Slaven Bilic was a popular figure at West Ham, but there was no hiding from the fact that he made some seriously poor signings during his tenure in east London.

The Croatian did make one superb acquisition though, one who could prove to go and and be a key figure for the Hammers this season - Arthur Masuaku.

Arthur Masuaku of West Ham United in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Laugardalsvollur stadium on August 4, 2017 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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The 24-year-old was originally signed by Bilic as competition for Aaron Cresswell in the left-back position, but he has been utilised further up the pitch by Moyes, and has been quite sensational for the Scot, since his arrival at the London Stadium a month ago.

Masuaku joined West Ham for just £6 million in the summer fo 2016, and if he continues his fine run of form, that fee will look like mere pocket change.

The fleet-footed utility man has shown some superb skill on the ball, blistering pace over short distances, and has proven to be a great outlet for the Hammers when they have found themselves under pressure.

Arthur Masuaku of West Ham United is challenged by N'Golo Kante of Chelsea during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017 in...Arthur Masuaku 

His performance against Chelsea summed up what he is all about. He was a constant threat down the left hand flank, but was equally as important for his side defensively, showcasing real discipline when needed.

And Moyes must be absolutely delighted to have Masuaku amongst his ranks.

Bilic left the his successor with some real dross, that cannot be argued, but the Scot will be counting his lucky stars that the Croatian brought the 24-year-old to the club 18 months ago.

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