Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "We felt that with 15 minutes to go we had the crowd turning - not against them but they weren't sure of the three points.
"We made them make a few mistakes. It was a great response after the poor start we had.
"That start was disappointing, again. That mindset has got to change. We have got to come here and expect to play better than we did."
Cardiff's players complained after the award of the first goal, not about whether the ball had crossed the line but apparently because they felt David Silva had handled in the build-up.
Solskjaer said: "It is hard to say if it was a handball. If the referee makes a decision we can't feel sorry for ourselves. He makes the decision.
"I knew what I was up against when I came here.
"I didn't come here and think everything was going to be all-singing and all-dancing.
"It is a tough league but it is five points up to number 10, so still as tight as it has been.
"We have just got to make sure we keep performing like we did today.
"Every single one is a game you can take something from, as that might be the little point that can take you over the line towards the end.
"We will come back to Manchester in 10 days' time and give it a go."