Rafa Benitez's mood was understandably lighter than Jose Mourinho's as he assessed perhaps the biggest win of his reign at Newcastle.
He said: "It was really a great game against a very good team, as top side which everybody knows how good they are.
"What we did, therefore, the way we were playing, every player giving everything was fantastic, and to do it in front of our fans, even better.
"Still we were a little bit lucky at the end, but I think the team deserved three points in any of these games and if it's this one, even better.
"I'm really proud of them because that is the way to be sure that you can stay in the Premier League."
Asked how good it was to beat a Mourinho team again, the Spaniard added: "To be fair, I'm not thinking about that.
"I was just trying to get three points against anyone. Today it was Manchester United, hopefully it will be the same against Bournemouth."