Jermaine Jenas reported no ill affects after making his comeback against United on Saturday.
It was the midfielder's first action this season after picking up a calf injury before our final pre-season friendly against Olympiacos.
JJ entered the fray for Wilson Palacios at half-time and was involved in one of the key moments of the match when Ben Foster managed to tip over his curler bound for the top corner.
That was with the score at 2-1 to United and the champions ran out 3-1 winners at the Lane.
"When you've been on the sidelines for so long it gets you down, you see the lads out there and you just want to be part of it," said JJ.
"It's been enjoyable being back in training and getting 45 minutes under my belt in what was a tough game.
"I've only trained so to go into a match situation and come through unscathed is ideal."
JJ felt the team looked 'a bit tired' after losing our 100 per cent record this season. "A lot of the lads had been away on international duty and we just didn't have that spark we needed in the last 20 minutes," he said.
"We scored early, we were getting about them and Jermain scored a fantastic goal.
"They came back with a fantastic free-kick from Ryan Giggs, then Anderson scored and that knocked us back a little.
"We came out for the second half firing, the keeper pulled off a superb save from me, Crouchy hit the bar and from there, it was a bit of a sucker punch third goal and that knocked the wind out of our sails. But that's why they are champions."
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