By Will Butcher
Sofiane Feghouli has thanked West Ham fans on Twitter for their support following his red card against Manchester United.
The 27-year-old summer signing received his marching orders against Jose Mourinho’s side for a lunge on Phil Jones, but won his appeal against a three-match suspension.
Now available to play against Manchester City on Friday night in the third round of the FA Cup, Feghouli thanked fans for their “amazing support” on his personal Twitter account.
— Sofiane Feghouli (@sffeghouli) January 6, 2017
West Ham’s number seven has struggled for both playing time and form in east London since his summer move, with Michail Antonio remaining first choice on the right flank.
Signed for free from La Liga outfit Valencia, Algeria international Feghouli’s form has even seen him overlooked for Algeria’s African Cup of Nations squad.
But a return to the side against United had sparked hope that he had returned to the form that earned him a move to the Hammers in the first place, in what was his first league start.
However, Feghouli was sent off in the 15th minute – a disaster given his start for the Hammers this season.
But the former Grenoble attacker has been handed a lifeline by the Football Association and was thankful on Twitter ahead of the Hammers clash against Pep Guardiola’s side.
In other West Ham news, Danny Higginbotham has had this to say ahead of Bilic’s FA Cup showdown against Guardiola.