Cole scored after coming off the bench.
He told whufc.com: "We wanted to at least get a result from the game, so the gloss is taken off scoring at Old Trafford.
"For the goal Van [Maiga] picked up the ball in midfield, they got turned and when you're playing with two strikers one goes to the ball and one pulls away.
"He saw my run, I was kept onside by their left-back [Alexander Buttner], so I ran along his line and behind the centre-back and right-back. It was a lovely timed ball and I was in.
"I saw the goalkeeper coming up towards me with his legs wide open, so I made up my mind to go through his legs.
"He put his knees down to try and close the gap, and it just went through that, so I hit it in a good place and I'm happy with that goal because I've been practicing one-on-ones. I did about 10 or 20 in a row, just before the Tottenham game so I'm happy that came off.
"I just wish it was a bit earlier so we could have done something with it."
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