Matty Lund made a return to action on Wednesday, completing his first 90 minutes since sustaining a knee injury during pre-season.
Lund underwent surgery in July after damaging his cartilage during a friendly against Blackburn Rovers.
Assistant Manager Chris Beech was pleased to see him involved against Manchester United: “I’m delighted that he has been committed to tonight’s performance,” he told Dale PlayerHD.
“It’s difficult recovering from operations. When you’re a fully committed player like Matty - he goes into everything at 100-percent - it’s difficult to get that confidence back, but I think tonight showed that he is comfortable with his knee.
“He has put everything into every tackle and everything into the way he covered his fellow defenders. He was excellent.”
The full interview is on Dale PlayerHD.