He told the United Review: "That's right. A lot of people were saying I wasn't the player I was last season. All this after one bad game! My strength is my consistency and after one poor performance the press crucified me.
"But the criticism made me happy because I knew they wouldn't be so upset if that was the sort of performance they expected every week. I took it as a compliment - [laughs] I must be the best left-back in the world!"