Reidy delighted to be back

Winston Reid was back to his dominant best at Old Trafford
Winston Reid said he was delighted to make his return from injury in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The New Zealander had been out for over a month since the victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup replay back in February. Now, having recovered, he described how impressed he was with the manager’s attacking approach to the game and is now looking forward to the replay back at the Boleyn Ground.

He said: “The substitutions showed how we approached the game. We came to attack and to try to score goals, unfortunately we couldn’t, but we got a draw and we will go back to Upton Park and hopefully do a job there.

“We had chances and at the end, Dimitri had to pull something special out and he got us a goal.

“We approached the game in a positive way but they are also a good side with very good players. We will take the draw and then take them back to our place and hopefully finish them off.

“I think we have an advantage with it being at home. We have a good track record at home and that puts us in a really great place for the return leg. We are confident in ourselves and we have a few players coming back from injury, working their way back in.”

Reid had only trained with his teammates for two days before the game, yet he added typical solidity at the back before he came off after 62 minutes.

He told “I had a conversation with the manager and we had to see how I felt. I felt alright and I tried to keep it simple. It is nice to be back out there and with a week’s training behind me, I look forward to facing Chelsea next weekend.

“I think when you get booked after a minute or so. You have to play carefully and that tempers how you can play. I felt a bit of cramp, I didn’t pull my hamstring though.”