'Moyes tactics led the way to Manchester United win' – Jones
SWANSEA City's 4-1 defeat to Manchester United was the result of meticulous plotting from David Moyes.
That is according to United defender Phil Jones, who helped Swansea nemesis Moyes begin his United tenure with a fine victory at the Liberty Stadium.
It was a familiar sinking feeling for Swansea, who had failed to beat Everton in their four Premier League meetings with Moyes's former team.
The Toffees had been particularly impressive at the Liberty, winning 3-0 there last season and triumphing 2-0 in SA1 during the 2011-12 campaign.
It seemed Moyes had developed the perfect formula to stifle Swansea, pressing them high up the pitch and disrupting their fluid passing style.
United adopted the same tactic effectively on Saturday and, together with two brilliant braces from Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck, it made for a potent recipe.
"That was a very good performance," said Jones.
"We coped with Swansea's strengths well — we worked on that in training, and it certainly paid off.
"I wouldn't say it was easy. We worked very hard for our goals.
"Our quality in the final third was brilliant at times, and we could have had some more."
Moyes has accepted one of the most daunting challenges in British football, taking the reins at Old Trafford following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
The former Everton manager has had a testing first summer at the helm, with Wayne Rooney agitating for a move and United failing to make any major signings.
But Jones insists United are unconcerned by those issues and are determined to mount a successful defence of their Premier League title.
"We don't pay any attention to what people say," he added.
"We know what we're good at and we concentrate on what we're about.
"As long as we do that, we'll be all right."