Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag was happy with his players after their 1-0 defeat of Brentford.
Marcus Rashford struck the only goal of the game as United achieved a first win in the Premier League since the Carabao Cup final.
Ten Hag said, “We played very good football, especially [in the] first half. second half was more of a battle. It is not easy against this very good Brentford team to play well. There was passion and desire and we got it over the line.
“The first goal is so important and then the game gets easier so you need that first goal.
“When you need David (De Gea), he is there and when you lose focus, mistakes can happen. We want to play as a machine and don’t make mistakes. We make one mistake and luckily they didn’t benefit from it and also it was the performance form David de Gea.
“Of course, this is a a massive win for the Premier League, especially over Brentford. In 16 games they have only lost one. It is always difficult to play against them and to beat them but we did so I am proud of my team today.
“This gives us energy so we have to keep this and go to Saturday [against Everton], another big game.”
On Rashford, he added: “Great finish. Once again he is on top and in very good form so hopefully he can keep doing it until the end of the season. Keep that focus and those energy levels and then he will score.”