Despite the fact that his late effort was what salvaged a draw for Manchester United against West Ham last weekend, Dutch midfield helmsman, Daley Blind is frustrated that his goal wasn’t enough to bag the maximum three points that the game has to offer. To several observers, Blind might appear to have asked for too much especially for those who actually watched the match where the Red Devils continuously struggled to catch up with the pace set by the Hammers.
After an afternoon of absolute misfiring from the star-studded Manchester United squad, Blind’s 92nd minute’s effort cancelled out Cheikhou Kouyate’s awesome strike earlier in the game but contrary to what many expected, Blind and his teammates were very disappointed that they not only failed to secure a win over the Hammers – a team they had won at Old Trafford earlier in the season despite Rooney getting a red card but have also slipped by one point to Southampton who now occupy the third place on the log.
However, Blind was still a bit thankful when he spoke with Sky Sports where he revealed that his goal was a reward to the team for failing to give up even in the closing stages of the game. The former Ajax man noted that the Hammers gave a real fight in the first half and the Red Devils could not really play the pattern they would have loved. Blind further explained that the Red Devils began to steady tier rhythm in the second period before the hosts got the opener after which Manchester united had to struggle to get some good playing time again.
The Dutch star derives satisfaction from the fact that the squad showed real fighting spirit but will have to improve as the race for the top four slots is becoming heated up with Southampton, Arsenal and Tottenham all very interested in a spot.