Martin Keown criticises Winston Reid over Bastian Schweinsteiger incident

Winston Reid and Libor Kozak

Manchester United and West Ham United played out a goalless draw in the Premier League on Saturday.

Former Arsenal star Martin Keown criticised West Ham United defender Winston Reid on BBC Final Score on Saturday afternoon.

Keown was not impressed with the way the 27-year-old conducted himself over an incident with Bastian Schweinsteiger during Saturday afternoon’s Premier League game between Manchester United and West Ham at Old Trafford.

Just before half time, Schweinsteiger appeared to swing an elbow which caught Reid on the throat.

The New Zealand international defender went down, much to the amusement of Keown.

“The way Winston Reid goes down is almost a disgrace,” said the former England international on BBC Final Score. “I’d be embarrassed if I went down like that. Remember the wrestling that used to be on on Saturdays? It was like that.”

Reid, though, had a great game against United and was arguably the best player for West Ham.

The former Midtjylland star made three tackles, six interceptions and seven effective clearances, won seven duels and four headers, and made six ball recoveries.

West Ham are sixth in the Premier League table at the moment with 23 points from 15 matches, just six points behind fourth-place Manchester United.

Slaven Bilic’s side will return to league action next weekend when they take on Stoke City at the Boleyn Ground in London.

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