Anthony Martial continued his goal scoring form against CSKA Moscow to secure a point for Manchester United on Wednesday night.
The 19-year-old attacker scored the equalising goal for Louis van Gaal's side after conceding a penalty early in the game.
However following the 1-1 draw, the United manager hailed Martial's character.
"Martial is a human being," said Van Gaal, as the Daily Mirror quoted. "He reacted and it's a stupid reaction, but sometimes these things happen.
"He said it's the first time it has happened to him, that he gives away a penalty. But I was very happy with his performance.
"I knew in advance that it would be a very difficult game because CSKA are very well organised and compact.
"They also had the present of a penalty from Martial, so it was more difficult for us, because they could play more compact.
"But we are now on schedule after the PSV Eindhoven defeat. Now we have two home matches and we are very strong at home.
"I hope we can win these games so we are qualified or nearly qualified, but we also have a game away to Wolfsburg."