The Magpies right-back, who made eight appearances for Sir Alex Fergusonâ€™s side before departing in 2008, was magnificent on Saturday and played a huge part in frustrating the Reds during a frantic second half at Old Trafford, clearing a Javier Hernandez shot off the line in incredible fashion.
â€śIt was just out of instinct,â€ť Simpson recalled to MUTV. â€śWe had been watching tapes of Hernandez all week and have been watching his movement in the box. I saw the cross come in and managed to get back on the line, stick my foot out and I managed to clear it.
â€śIâ€™m just glad we got a point because it was wave after wave of attacks in the last 15 minutes, but we managed to deal with it. Weâ€™ve been defending like that all season. It is something that we have been working on in training and it is nice when it pays off at a place like Old Trafford.â€ť