Van de Ven looked like he had never been away as he returned to the Tottenham starting XI for the first time since the start of November.
“We played a good game, we had a lot of the ball,” he told Sky Sports. “You see with Manchester United that they are dangerous on the counter attack and they created some opportunities there, but we played a good game.
“At the end, we’re not happy with the point but it was a good game.”
There was some concern as he went down towards the end of the game, but he confirmed that it was nothing to worry about.
“It was just cramp in my calf,” Van de Ven said. “I haven’t played for two and a half months and you saw the intensity of the game. It was just cramp.”