up just one point from those matches, he has been on a steep learning curve.
It was always going to be the case, coming in as a former Everton manager who had not won a trophy in 11 years on Merseyside and taking over from Alex Ferguson, whose 26 years at Old Trafford were full of silverware.
"I have been learning every week since the day I walked in as Manchester United manager," he said. "I learned something the first day and I have continued to learn since.
"I don't think that is going to change for a long time. I even think the manager who has just left was continually learning in the job. I am relatively new to it so I am still learning everything about it.
"I think if you are playing big games, that is part of it. This club has always played in big games, in big finals and games that really matter. The games this week mattered. In some of them, we did better than the others."
His side entertain West Brom on Saturday (1400 GMT) with Steve Clarke's team having picked up their first league win of the season last weekend in a 3-0 victory over Sunderland.