Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish was happier with his side's second-half display in their 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.
The home side were not at the races in the opening 45 minutes as the Red Devils led comfortably at the break thanks to Phil Jones' goal.
Villa offered little to nothing up front in the first half and the ex-Birmingham man admits he was not keen on their display himself.
However, he felt they offered an improved showing at the interval, even though they were unable to find a way past Anders Lindegaard.
"In the second half we were better than in the first half. When United scored their goal, it seemed to make us a bit nervous," said McLeish.
"The fans did not like the first-half performance. I was not keen on it myself but we were a lot better in the second half.
"Emile Heskey had a good chance at the back post and could have played Darren Bent in instead of trying for a wonder goal."
Meanwhile, McLeish confirmed winger Charles N'Zogbia is to be fined after leaving him out of his squad that faced United for a breach of club rules.
He continued: "N'Zogbia broke a club rule. He never turned up for treatment when he was supposed to. He has to take it on the chin.
"When it comes to something like that, we have to respect the rules. He has been disciplined. There will be an internal fine."