Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted with his injury-hit side after Manchester United swept aside Wigan Athletic 4-0 at Old Trafford.
Already shorn of a number of regulars, the Red Devils also lost Nemanja Vidic and John O'Shea during the first half against the Latics, before finding form in the second half to win with ease.
Ferguson said after the game: "Considering all the things that happened I think we've done fantastically well. I was very pleased with the football in the second half.
"We had ten players missing, but great credit to the players who played today.
"We needed a spark and Carlos Tevez provided it.
"There were challenges coming in from all angles, but he kept his nerve, which was the right thing to do.
"The second-half performance was absolutely superb. We speeded the game up and the flow was much better.
"There was excellent interplay between the strikers and it seems to be coming together.
"While there is still a long way to go, I have a lot of confidence in this squad."