â€śIt could have been one of these days where their heads were down a little bit,â€ť Sir Alex told MUTV.
â€śBut they played with good professionalism and they enjoyed it. They did well and showed good enthusiasm. I'm satisfied with the attitude of the players. Itâ€™s a decent result for us.â€ť
Despite the need for goals, it took United 22 minutes to register a meaningful effort on goal â€“ perhaps a result of over-anxiety inside Old Trafford.
â€śI think the optimism from the fans â€“ even from ourselves â€“ to score a lot of goals was perhaps a wee bit too optimistic,â€ť the manager explained.
â€śBut we had a lot of chances, we played a lot of terrific football in the first half in particular.
â€śIf weâ€™d scored an early goal in the second half we would have fired the crowd up, fired ourselves up and made them doubt themselves a bit. But we didnâ€™t get that early goal and the game petered out.â€ť