David Moyes felt his Manchester United side was fortunate not to be a goal down at half-time of Tuesday's eventual 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.
United were under pressure during the first half and could have conceded on a couple of occasions only for the visitors to lack a cutting edge in front of goal.
Despite that, the Red Devils improved in the second half and managed to take the lead through Phil Jones' 67th minute volley, enabling them to finish top of Group A and slightly raising the morale of Moyes.
"We got to the top of the group and that's what we wanted," he told ITV1.
"We wanted to win it and it helps us improve our form. We didn't play that well in the first half and they had two or three opportunities. We got better in the second half and were much better.
"I didn't think we were close enough to them (in the first half) and gave them too many opportunities. We were fortunate not to be a goal down."
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