Jose Mourinho's men had been awful for much of the match before a long ball was pumped up to Romelu Lukaku, who flicked the ball onto Marouane Fellaini and the United midfielder appeared to control the ball with his hand before driving the ball into the Young Boys net. Probably the fans think José told them to start slow [in recent games] but it's the opposite.
The Portuguese boss insisted: "It is exactly the opposite thing". Do I prefer to play tomorrow at Young Boys here or go to Bern I would say immediately to play at home.
"I would say if we have Victor available for the Christmas period when we need, if possible, every player to be available for that hard period until the Newcastle match on 2 January, it will be good".
And perhaps that's why Mourinho also served up a challenge to his players in his pre-match media conference, claiming any member of the squad who doesn't like the pressure of playing at Old Trafford shouldn't bother turning up. "I never felt pressure to play at home".
After all, United welcome Young Boys for what, in theory, should be a fairly routine victory having won only three of their nine home matches in all competitions this term.
Speaking after the victory, United legend Scholes told BT Sport: 'I thought they were very bad, if they play against a half decent team they get beaten tonight.
"This stadium has a big tradition".
And defender Phil Jones said: 'We are thankful to David de Gea for pulling off a wonderful save. United are now clear favourites to go through to the last 16 with Juventus. Traffic problems in Manchester also delayed the team's arrival at Old Trafford ahead of the defeat to Juventus.
Mourinho got out of the team bus and walked to the ground on that occasion - and is ready to do so again.
"We decide to change hotel so we are not coming from Manchester city centre, we are going to stay in hotel just a few metres away", said Mourinho.
Mourinho's woes were further compounded when he confirmed that his much improved and increasingly influential Sweden defender Victor Lindelöf will be absent because of a muscle injury - nearly certainly his thigh - and could also be sidelined over the impending festive period.