Jamie Redknapp summed up the lads reaction to losing their unbeaten start to the season against United in a few simple words.
"We all feel very disappointed," said the skipper after the 1-0 Premiership reverse via Ruud Van Nistelrooy's first half penalty.
The general feeling was that we improved after the break and although Roy Carroll saved well from Simon Davies and Robbie Keane, our efforts were from distance. Indeed, Paul Robinson had to be at his best at the other end to keep out Ronaldo and David Bellion.
"I didn't think we got into our rhytmn in the first half but I thought we played a lot better in the second half," reasoned Jamie.
"It's always difficult to lose and we would have liked to have kept our unbeaten run going but fair play to United, they are good side.
"It wasn't a classic and once they got a goal up it was difficult for us.
"I thought we got after them in the second half without really getting a foothold in the game.
"You never like losing even if it's against a great team. We would have loved to have got a result but it wasn't to be."