"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."