Asked about facing his previous employers, the 30-year-old said that it was vital to employ the right tactics.
He told MUTV: “It is different because of the way Arsenal play. They have a really specific way of playing, which I know of course, so you have to play a slightly different game to beat them. I think we did that today, we did really well to close everyone down. If you look at Patrice Evra, who went for every single ball, even the forward players did that. It makes a big difference.
“I think we did well in the second half though, we were under a bit more pressure without conceding many chances. We had two big opportunities; one for Wayne, and one for Chris Smalling. It wasn’t a game of many chances, but one of tactics, and we had the right attitude"
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