"It is a very weird position to be in. It is new stuff. For me personally in this situation, I have to try and be objective, not subjective. It would be easy to get frustrated at not playing. I have to try and rise above myself and see it from the club's perspective and see how much pressure we have been under as a club. Then it is easier for me to understand why things are the way they are. I would obviously like to think that in periods where we are winning all the games, there would be more game time for me.
"For me it is all about being a happy human being. I am that now at Manchester United. I am happy to be part of this big club. I enjoy the atmosphere we have in the locker room. It is my club since I was a small kid. This is my dream. The question is do I have to compromise that dream and seek elsewhere? Right now, the decision is to stay here and help the club, that is the most important thing.
"The other night I came home after we lost to Tottenham. My wife asked: 'Why are you so angry?'. I said it was because we had just lost. She said: 'But you didn't play'. I said: 'This is my club. We are losing.' If I was sitting watching the games on the couch, I would be very disappointed. That is how it is. It is both a praise and a curse. When you say it like that, you have to remember how lucky you are. How many football players can say they are part of their biggest dream? I am not stupid. I can see I could use some more games somewhere but right now I am helping this club as much as I can."
United have the perfect opportunity to respond to the FA Cup exit by taking a step closer to a Wembley final in the Capital One Cup at Sunderland on Tuesday evening.
"It is difficult for me as a Scandivanian to say how much each different title means to the club," he conceded. "I can see the League Cup is the least prestigious of the four competitions. But it is a trophy. At United we have to win all the competitions we are in. We have to respect the League Cup as much as anything else. That has always been the case, since I have been here at least. We need to win all the trophies we can.