that was our strength and they couldn’t cope with that," said the manager.
"When we tried to be clever in the middle of midfield, we kept botching it up and they kept counter-attacking us. When we got the ball out to Nani and to Ashley Young, I thought that was our strength and they couldn’t cope with that."
Wayne Rooney was unfortunate not to grab a hat-trick for a third consecutive league match, but Sir Alex wasn't concerned that his leading scorer only had to settle for one goal.
"He’s hit the post and he’s missed a penalty kick – I don’t know what he’s trying to do with that. He slipped I think. It’s unusual because Wayne’s normally composed and he takes his penalty kicks very well. I wasn’t worried about him getting a hat-trick or not. I was more worried about us winning the game and we’ve won the game so we’re all happy."