Juan Mata came on from the bench in the second half for Manchester United and scored a winner after 66′ minutes of play.
The Spaniard replaced Adnan Januzaj on the right side of midfield while United were looking very static.
However, we can have little complaints keeping a clean sheet and securing the all important three points heading into an international break before travelling down to Arsenal.
United are currently positioned 6th in the Premier League with a run of wins needed to put up a fight for a top 4 finish come May.
Line-Up: De Gea; Valencia, McNair, Blind, Shaw (MOTM); Fellaini, Carrick, Januzaj; Rooney, Di Maria, van Persie.
Subs: Lindegaard, Vermijl, Blackett, Fletcher, Herrera, Mata, Wilson.
Mata on, Januzaj off
Wilson on, Di Maria off
Fletcher on, McNair off