It was his first since arriving from Tottenham last month.
"It's always nice to get your first goal for your new club In front of your home supporters," he told ESPN. "Against Manchester United it's really pleasing for me.
"We worked so hard and I've never know a team spirit like it. The team spirit here and the willingness to work, that's why we got a result today.
"We created a few chances and as long as we play like that we'll do well this season.
"Since I've been here I've never known a character and willingness to work like Stoke City.
"The manager's instilled it and when I first signed he said 'you've got to be part of that and work hard' and that's what he expects and that's why we've got the result here against Manchester United.
"They're in top, top form and that win was down to hard work and that little bit of quality and that's why we get those results."