"It's one I'll treasure for the rest of my life," said Howard. "To come here and score is fantastic but I'm just a bit subdued because we've got beaten 4-1.
"Some of their goals were down to individual errors. If we can eradicate them, we'll be holding our own. But United were fantastic and it shows why they're up there challenging for the title.
"I thought when we scored, it gave us a lift and, if we'd got another one, you never know - but it wasn't to be."