GARRY Monk insisted Swansea City can do better even as they made the doubters look silly with a remarkable victory at Manchester United.
Swansea were rank outsiders to get anything as Old Trafford welcomed Louis van Gaal - and they have been picked by a host of pundits as relegation contenders this season.
And though they still have it all do, Monk's men were entitled to a spot of gloating after chalking up their first ever away league win over United.
"I can pretty much guarantee that everyone in here didn't give us a hope in the hell before the game," Monk told a packed press conference.
"But I told the players to show what they are made of. For me, this game was about us coming together as a group and we did that - but I believe we can do better."
Monk insisted he had not been motivated by the critics, adding: "I don't revel in that - I don't care because they don't see how we work.
"If they come and watch us then maybe we can make a comment.
"There will be good days and bad days, I know that. But for us it's about getting that consistency in our performances. We had to focus on making sure we were right here and we did that."
After a nervy opening, Swansea grew in confidence on the ground where they won in the FA Cup last season.
They led just before the half hour thanks to Ki Sung-Yueng's first ever Swansea goal.
And what really pleased Monk was that they came through to win despite new United skipper Wayne Rooney levelling early in the second period.
Swansea's winner came 18 minutes from the end, when Gylfi Sigurdsson stabbed home on his second debut for the club.
"I am happy with the three points - that's all I care about," Monk added.
"We're playing Manchester United in the first game and everyone is nervous, but I tried to make the players focus on the fact that is a grass pitch and it's 11 v 11.
"There was a lot going on with United's new manager and everything else, but we were able to concentrate on making sure we were right and that was pleasing."
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