“Today we took him off at the right time. He’s given us over an hour of real quality and scored an important goal. He’s back.”
Danny Welbeck and Antonio Valencia also came in for high praise, while the manager believed Wayne Rooney’s early penalty miss affected the striker’s confidence.
“Danny Welbeck was fantastic. He got a little twist to his knee but he should be okay. Valencia was also brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
“Wayne had moments but he can do better. I think missing the penalty kick maybe upset him a little bit. But it’s a good partnership [he and Welbeck].”
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