Reid shows leadership at Old Trafford

Manchester-United-transfer-Winston-Reid-402165One of the surprises that went largely unnoticed on Saturday at Old Trafford was Winston Reid’s leadership qualities. Many Hammers fans were surprised when Alex Song was named as captain in place of the injured Mark Noble who has picked up a calve strain.

For me it was Reid not Song doing the shouting and pushing on the players on the pitch.

At one point in the game Reid ran over to Diafro Sakho and gave him a right mouthful after a rough challenge on Da Silva for which he picked up a yellow card. The defender made it clear to Sakho in no certain terms he needed to watch his discipline. 

This is a side of Reid we rarely see, he is always made out to be a shy and reserved type of person.

Song hardly led by example as captain by picking a  yellow card up after 3 minutes for unsporting behaviour then by giving away the ball cheaply which led to the second goal.

Recent rumours have linked Reid to a possible move to Manchester United in January but I would install him as captain to deputise in Mark Nobles absence based on Saturday’s performance.   You never know, an ego boost like that could persuade him to sign a new contract.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Reid shows leadership at Old Trafford

  1. captain you must be mad he has been made a great contract offer by the club but he is another one who thinks he is a lot better than he actually is sell him and move on.

  2. Is there any news about reid’s new contract offer? As the latest rumour about him possibly going to Man U is a little bit worrying. For as the old Trafford game has proven Winston is just beginning to run into a bit of form.

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