Date: 29th July 2019 at 9:30am
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Trevor Sinclair sent a one-word message saying “oops” after watching a clip of Pablo Fornals in action for against Fulham.

The Hammers’ official Twitter account shared a clip of the Spanish playmaker nutmegging Fulham’s during the 1-0 win over the Championship side in pre-season on Saturday.

Sinclair replied to the club’s tweet, via his verified Twitter account, to say “oops” alongside a grimacing face to show he was clearly scared about how good Fornals looked.

Sinclair, who played 186 times for , knows what it takes to succeed at the club. After all the now-retired midfielder scored 38 goals while assisting 18, in order to become a favourite. While Sinclair may have only sent a one-word message, his reaction to Fornals’ skilful moment in the win against Fulham, clearly is telling. It’s normally hard to nutmeg a player as an opponent will do all they can not to be nutmegged as it’s quite embarrassing really, so for Fornals to play the ball through McDonald’s legs is clearly a reflection of how good he is. The Hammers spent £24million on signing Fornals from Villareal, according to the BBC, and a lot is expected of him as a result. However, the 23-year-old looks more than capable of living up to his price tag based on the brief glimpses he showed against Fulham, as well as his displays at the U-21 European Championships earlier in the summer. Fornals scored two, while assisting one, to help ’s U-21s win the tournament and impressively averaged a rating of 7.62 (Source: WhoScored). So if the 23-year-old can perform like that once the season gets underway, he’ll be an asset to Manuel Pellegrini.