Rodney Marsh is not one to shy away from sharing his opinion but he needlessly took at dig at West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere on Friday.
The pundit sarcastically asked if Wilshere had come out of a retirement after BBC journalist Francis Keogh named the 27-year-old as one of the many talented midfielders Manuel Pellegrini had to call upon.
“>Has Jack Wilshere come out of retirement?” wrote Marsh on his personal Twitter account.
>Has Jack Wilshere come out of retirement? https://t.co/8b90w3cbOE
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) June 14, 2019
Given that Marsh was knocking Wilshere for his recent injury problems, then his remarks were clearly below the belt.
The 27-year-old midfielder has had terrible luck with injuries throughout his career and his 2018/19 campaign proved to be no different despite switching clubs in order to join the Hammers.
Wilshere managed only eight appearances in the Premier League for the Hammers after an ankle injury saw him spend the majority of his latest campaign stuck on the sidelines.
Yet it wasn’t the midfielder’s fault that he ended up needing ankle surgery and he was likely as disappointed as everyone else that his injury problems reared their ugly head to ruin his debut season at the London Stadium.
However given that Wilshere ended the season fit, he played 55 minutes across the Hammers’ last two league games, he is more than capable of making Marsh look foolish over his dig as soon as the 2019/20 season gets underway.
Wilshere is a talented midfielder, sometimes his injury problems make you forget that, and he could be successful under Pellegrini in his upcoming campaign.
The English midfielder is composed on the ball, a sublime passer and is always trying to drive his side forward.
After all it’s not by accident that Wilshere has racked up 174 appearances in the Premier League, he has scored eight and registered 21 assists in those outing, as that shows he is good enough to feature in the top-flight.
Also is worth pointing out that while the Hammers only got a taste of what Wilshere could offer in his 2018/19 campaign, he did managed to end his season with one assist to his name and a pass success rate of 89.8% (Source: WhoScored) and that’s not exactly shabby.