Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted to win his first piece of silverware as a manager after only four games, but was quick to dedicate his side's Lancashire Senior Cup triumph to the team's efforts last season.
Wednesday night's final against Liverpool was carried over from the end of the 2007/08 campaign when the side was led by Brian McClair and Jim Ryan.
"It's a great feeling, but it's for the efforts of Choccy and the boys last year," Ole told ManUtd.com. "It's the first time in a long while we've won that trophy - nearly 40 years.
"Liverpool dominated the reserve league last year, they're a very good side and it was a very good test for our boys. In the first half we struggled a bit, and it was a test for me as well because we were up against a different kind of system to I've been playing against. We changed things at half-time and we controlled the second half."
United's line-up against the Merseysiders was bolstered by the inclusion of senior squad members Fraizer Campbell, Darron Gibson and Danny Simpson, and Solskjaer was delighted to see their professional approach to a temporary return to the Reserves.
"Fraizer, Gibbo and Simmo all played really well," he said. "That's always what you want from them, coming down to the Reserves and showing a great attitude. That really helped our boys too and we're delighted with the result."