Wayne Rooney scored the all-important second goal in United’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal yesterday. Not for the first time, Rooney scored at the Emirates on the counter attack, with the home side chasing the game after Kieran Gibbs’ own goal.

Rooney has talked about the tactics for the game and is delighted we were able to pull it off.

It was a very important victory. We weathered the storm at times, especially in the first half, and then we knew we could hit them on the counter attack, we knew they were vulnerable on the break and we did that. We rode our luck at times, our goalkeeper was fantastic for us today but we hit them with two good goals. It was quite a difficult game, they had a lot of possession but we hit them on the break and that was our game plan. We knew we had to get as many players into the defence as we could and we did that by putting five at the back. We had a bit of experience in myself, Michael and Fellaini in the midfield to try and protect them and I felt we did that well at times. We also knew we had the legs in terms of Robin [van Persie], Angel [di Maria] and myself joining in on the break, which we saw to good effect in the second half.