Fergie: Rooney Run-Out Worthwhile
Sir Alex Ferguson was also able to look back with satisfaction on a 70-minute appearance by Wayne Rooney.
The England striker has not played since breaking his foot on the opening day of the season but now seems certain to figure against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.
"It was difficult for Wayne, having to play up front on his own," he said.
"There is always this question mark about how long he could last but once we scored it wasn't necessary to take any more risks, which is why I brought him off."