started things right this season and didn’t drop any silly points, especially at home. Last season people said to us we had an easy group and people have said the same this year, but you’ve got to go out and produce the performances to get the results. We've been a lot more focused on doing that this season.
Up next in Europe is a trip to Galatasaray. Are you expecting a raucous atmosphere?
It’ll definitely be a lively atmosphere. They have fanatical support from their fans at home but I’m sure we’ll be prepared for that. We played at Besiktas a few years ago which was similar so we’ll know what to expect.
What’s the loudest crowd you’ve played in front of?
Probably Celtic away. The noise the fans make there is incredible.
Have you ever known a time at United when the manager has had so many quality options as he does at the moment?
No, I think the manager now has the most options he's had since I’ve been here. There are almost two players for each position. It’s fantastic and great to be a part of it.
Finally, what are your goals for yourself and United for the rest of 2012/13?
Personally I just want to keep playing to a high standard and play as many games as I can. Last season I managed to get 30-odd games under my belt and if I do that again I’ll see that as a successful season personally. But most importantly it’s about the team and we need to make sure we finish the season with some trophies. Last season was only my second season here of not winning anything and I don’t want to experience that again. We want trophies in the cabinet this year – that’s our aim.