"One of the things Ole always said to us was, 'When you're on the pitch, stick together'. And that performance against Villarreal was that.
"We all stuck together, we dug in deep. They're a good team and keep the ball a lot and we found a way to win the game."
The Manchester United star continued: "Inside you feel guilty because everybody has a role to play when you're on the pitch. Ole knows he'll always be a legend of this club and the players here respect him 100 per cent
"It's unfortunate that it didn't go our way as a group. The way it started, the position he brought us to, we were close a couple of times to winning big trophies and we always seemed to just fall short.
"If those moments go our way, we could end up with two or three trophies, maybe he'd have had more time. But it's football, things happen, and you can only move on from it.
"Even though it's difficult, you have to find a way to move on."
The Red Devils have another chance to get a big win during this Sunday's clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
At present, a gap of 12 points separates the two teams in the Premier League standings. Dropping points is not an option for Michael Carrick and co.