West Ham 1 Manchester United 1: 'I thought we were the better team,' says West Ham midfielder Mark Noble

Blind scored late equaliser for United

Samuel Stevens
Sunday 08 February 2015 20:41
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Mark Noble evades the challenge of Adnan Januzaj
Mark Noble evades the challenge of Adnan Januzaj

Mark Noble believes the disappointment felt in the West Ham dressing room after their 1-1 draw with Manchester United proves their credentials.

The Hammers skipper was in fine form as the Hammers continued to prove their doubters wrong by putting United on the back foot for much of the game.

A stoppage time equaliser from Daley Blind broke West Ham hearts after Cheikhou Kouyaté’s acrobatic goal in the 49 minute.

“It just shows how far we have come that we are gutted to draw with Manchester United at home,” Noble said.

“They’ve got some world class players out there today and I thought we were the better team. We just couldn’t hold out to the end.

“We had a lot of heart, a lot of team spirit and we have good players here.

“Enner [Valencia] and [Mamadou] Sakho, up top gave everything for us, chasing their centre-halves down. It looked like we were going got get three points but you can’t switch off against these teams because they punish you.”

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