Ricardo Vaz Te opened West Ham United's account in what was so nearly a famous victory over title-chasing Manchester United on Wednesday and admitted it felt terrific to find the back of the net for the first time since scoring the winner at QPR in October.

"It's terrific really," he told West Ham TV. "I'm happy to score or to assist. I just want to be involved. Obviously I am not playing in my two main positions, which are forward or left-winger so all season I've had to adapt to the right.

"I started the season well but the injury didn't help. After three months out I had to catch up and get back into the routine and then it's getting games again. I think just now I am starting to feel comfortable in that position and I am learning more about it. Hopefully I can kick on from now."

But after only managing a share of the spoils by full time despite twice taking the lead, Vaz Te felt the Hammer's were unlucky not to secure all three points.

He continued: "We're disappointed because we got ourselves in front twice. In the first half I think a draw was fair. In the second half we got ourselves in front again and it was a terrific strike from [Shinji] Kagawa but I think [Robin] van Persie was slightly offside, so looking at that we can be disappointed.

"Overall it's a great result and we needed it, a point against Manchester United is always valuable."

Despite Mohamed Diame's second half effort being cancelled out by the Dutch Red Devil, Vaz Te has been impressed with the midfielder's contribution to the Hammers' Premier League campaign so far.

He added: "Mo Diame seems to shine against big teams which is great and we need that. We need players who are not afraid to play against big teams. Mo is a terrific player, he's a runner who gets the ball and you can trust him on the ball, anytime, any place. He's been a great signing and hopefully he can keep it up."

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