"But really the match was settled by the ability of the front players who were absolutely fantastic, we could have scored more goals.
"The forwards all did really well. Ronaldo and Rooney will take the headlines but the movement of Tevez and the penetration of Nani added to all that.
"It was a good team performance. I'm delighted, because coming to Newcastle is never easy, it's a volatile place to come.
"We were all disappointed with the performance against Manchester City and the players did their best to atone for that against Arsenal last week and Lyon in midweek.
"And today stresses our urgency to do better."