Carroll lives with no regret after leaving United three years ago to joing Liverpool for £35million and is now focused on taking on Newcastle on Saturday as he prepares for his first game at Upton Park of the season.
Carroll has suffered injury hell since signing for the Hammers and even suffered a blow when Hammers chairman David Sullivan revealed he wouldn’t have signed him had he known he would be missing for so long with an ankle problem.
Andy Carroll: “It has been a bit frustrating - and terrible for us obviously.
“Coming back I can just forget about all of that and just think about football.
“I can’t stand being on the sidelines.
“It drives me crazy.
“Yes of course facing Newcastle is nostalgic for me.
“It is my home town but I am just looking forward to it really, to play again.
“Hopefully I get a few more minutes against them and we get a win this Saturday too.
“I just want to forget about the past months with the injury and just look forward to playing more football for West Ham.”