David Moyes heralded his players' fitness and the friendly debuts of Adnan Januzaj and Wilfried Zaha following his first match as Manchester United manager.
The Scot admitted the 1-0 defeat to the Singha All Star XI in Bangkok "wasn't brilliant" but noted that it was only the beginning of a long season and arguably, given the non-competitive context, one of the least significant fixtures he'll select a team for.
When asked if he thought the surprise loss was a bad sign, he responded: "I hope not! If I’m going to lose any games I’m happy to lose these ones. It's pre-season.
"We missed a couple of chances at the end which may well have got us something out of the game but the important thing is we got a few of the players through 90 minutes. It was a really good fitness workout – anyone who was watching [in the stadium] tonight will tell you that, as it was very warm. So I was pleased with that.
"Overall I thought the fitness of the players was good and I'll take that as a positive."
Moyes was also pleased with the way Januzaj seized the opportunity of a first outing in the senior United team, and also how Zaha slotted in after coming on as a substitute - the new arrival from Crystal Palace came closest to equalising for the Reds when he struck the post ten minutes from time.
"I thought Adnan played well tonight and was a plus for us. He was the pick of the group. It’s always good when you give a young player a chance and he shows up, which I thought he did tonight.