Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United totally deserved their hard-fought win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
The Red Devils secured a 2-0 win against the Terriers at Old Trafford as Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez registered a goal each on the day - legends lost in the Munich Air Disaster 60 years ago were remembered.
However, following the win, the United boss was happy with how his side controlled the tie.
"I think we had around 80 per cent of ball possession in the first half but no goal," Mourinho said as manutd.com quoted.
"And then go to half-time 0-0 and you feel a little under pressure, so in the second half it was important to be calm, to play and not lose our identity and go direct when we have these kind of attacking players who are better with passing and attacking movement.
"In the second half we had a little bit more intensity, we recovered the ball higher and faster, and then first goal came. Even at 1-0, I felt the game was over because we were so much in control. So I think it was a solid performance; even defensively, we recovered the ball high up the pitch."
Regard the goals, the Portuguese said: "Great pressure by Matic, good recovery of the ball, good cross and then, of course, good movement and a good finish [by Lukaku]. [Alexis] almost broke my heart but the important thing is the second goal to really kill the game."