West Ham United defender Winston Reid produced a superb performance against Manchester United in their goalless draw at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The New Zealand international, as seen in the clip above, was a decisive factor in the Hammers securing a point in Manchester this weekend, as he produced countless tackles, interceptions and last-ditch blocks to inspire his side to a positive result.
That in turn added to Louis van Gaal’s frustration as his players were unable to find a way through against their rivals, and only managed one shot on target in the entire game.
However, from a West Ham perspective, manager Slaven Bilic will have been delighted with what he saw from his side as they had their chances to win the contest, but will return to London after a solid defensive display earned them another impressive result on the road.
Reid is no stranger to transfer speculation, as ahead of signing a new long-term deal with West Ham last season, it was reported that he was attracting interest from the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham, according to The Independent.
The 27-year-old has produced several stand-out performances at the heart of the West Ham defence, and has been an integral part of their rise to being sixth in the Premier League after 15 games.
Whether or not Bilic’s men can sustain their push for Europe remains to be seen, but the Croatian tactician will certainly owe a large part of thanks for that to his star defender.
Given that Reid is now contracted to the club until 2021, it remains to be seen if firstly any clubs reignite their interest, and then if the Hammers are even interested in negotiating any deal.
The New Zealander showed his commitment to the club by signing the contract with his previous deal set to expire in the summer, but his performances would suggest that he may well deserve an opportunity to perform on the biggest of club stages in the years to come.