Emmanuel Adebayor and Christian Eriksen scored the goals to secure a second-successive victory in the Premier League at the Theatre of Dreams.
Ade provided a textbook header from Christian’s precise cross in the 34th minute and we missed chances before Christian dived in at the far post to convert from Aaron Lennon’s centre for 2-0 on 66 minutes.
United replied immediately to make it 2-1 and then threw everything at us but we defended superbly, Hugo Lloris made a couple of key saves and we survived a couple of late scares to take maximum points.
The victory made it 10 points out of 12 over the Festive period and moved us into sixth in the table.
“We’re delighted with the win,” said Head Coach Tim. “It’s always tough coming to Old Trafford but I felt if we got our players on the ball in the right areas we’d create chances.
“We created the best chances in the first half and it’s a shame we only managed to take one, but we stuck to it and scored the second.
“I thought ‘it might be easier now’ at 2-0 but lo and behold, they scored from the kick-off. It’s never easy, is it?
“People are saying we were more comfortable than I imagined it was.
“It doesn’t feel comfortable on the touchline when you are kicking and heading every ball.
“I thought Etienne did well and Nabil came on and did excellently as well. Harry Kane did well after Soldado went off, Ade also had to go off. The players showed real character and it was great to take the three points.”