New Zealander Winston Reid has been handed the captain’s armband for West Ham’s FA Cup third round replay against Manchester United at Old Trafford tonight at the theatre of dreams.
This great news comes after The 24 year old’ defender penned a two-year extension with the East London club after he had attracted interest from a number of other Premier League clubs including Newcastle United.
The Daily Mail reported that West Ham United planned further negotiations with Winston Reid in the summer, with an eye on keeping him at the Boleyn Ground until at least 2018.
Winston Reid has played all but 68 minutes of the Irons’ current Premier League season, starting in all 21 games and has only being substituted once. Reid has also made 13 first team appearances for his country, New Zealand, including scoring a historic equaliser against Slovakia at the 2010 World Cup.
A club insider speaking to the Daily Mail said of Winston Reid:
“There was never any chance of us letting him go.”
“We want to build for the future and Winston has a key role to play going forward.”