Michael Carrick says the players knew there was room for improvement going into the Southampton game last weekend.
Even though the team had recorded three victories on the bounce, including notable away wins at Blackburn and Manchester City, Michael explained that the boys felt there was more to come.
"We'd done well and put wins together but they were all 1-0 and we hadn't been able to get the ball down as pass it like we'd like to," considered the midfielder. "We'd showed glimpses but we all knew there was room for improvement.
"The first goal was vital. Everyone saw what happened against Liverpool when we had the better chances but failed to capitalise. This time we got in front early on and the first half was a special performance.
"We wanted to enjoy the second half, get the ball down and pass it.
"Obviously when they scored it give us a bit of a jolt and we still had to defend well - Crouchy can be a handful; but I thought Ledley and Anthony Gardner were outstanding.
"It was a great win but we all want to push on from here."