Former Manchester United and England right-back Gary Neville has confessed that he would have hated to play against Mohammed Kudus.

It really is shocking to say that West Ham have one of the best front threes in the entire Premier League. The trio of Jarrod Bowen, Lucas Paqueta and Mohammed Kudus have been nothing short of world-class this season. Fortunately they displayed that last night.

Despite Jarrod Bowen getting a sensational hattrick, it was the Ghanaian star-boy who Manchester United legend Gary Neville wanted to highlight following the Hammer’s dominant 4-2 win over Brentford.

“There’s a part of that goal that I really love,” he told Sky Sports. “Being a full-back myself I used to hate it when the wide player would get the ball and run at you with real aggression, and tell you ‘I’m gonna beat you’.”

“Kudus did that. He’s been quite erratic at times tonight in his play. Bowen gets the hat-trick, but it’s laid on a plate for him.”

While Gary Neville constantly underplays just how good he was throughout his career, anyone who watched him play knows he was one of the best full-backs England has ever had. For someone of his quality to praise Kudus like that just goes to show how big of a talent West Ham have.

His skill, pace and unpredictability may have caused issues all night for the Bees, but there was simply nothing they could do to stop his perfect cross from reaching the head of Jarrod Bowen.

Undoubtedly, our Irons must do absolutely everything in their power to keep hold of Paqueta, Bowen and Kudus – they are the sort of players who can push us on to reach that next level.