The former Charlton stopper believes United have displayed their true colours.
"You've got to look at it as a point gained, definitely," Elliot told nufc.co.uk.
"To go to West Ham, with the way they have been playing this season - particularly at home - and get a point and a clean sheet is great for us.
"I think we were the better footballing team overall, and we stood up to the challenge of playing a big, strong team who put the ball in the box. We dealt with their threat exceptionally well.
"Keeping a clean sheet was massive."