Midfielder thrilled to score in 1-0 win
The Red Devils couldn’t break through a rock-solid City defence, and when Pilkington’s sensational header put Chris Hughton’s side in front, the 19-times league champions were unable to respond as they have done on numerous occasions this season.
Pilkington told Canaries Player: “It’s a good night and another win. I think we’re unbeaten in six now and heading in the right direction, and the lads are doing well.
“It doesn’t come any better [than scoring the winner against Manchester United], they’re a massive, massive club, and probably the biggest in the world, so to get the three points against them is great.
“I knew Javier Garrido was going to whip the ball in so I just tried to get across my man and close my eyes! I got on the end of it and luckily it went in the top corner.
“Heading isn’t my strong point, it’s one of my weaknesses, but if it goes in the back of the net I’m not going to complain.”
The result sees the Canaries pick up their third consecutive clean sheet, and stretches their unbeaten run to six games in all competitions – something that has now seen them rise to 13th position in the league.
Pilkington added: “The lads put in a great shift, they always do, whoever we play. They work their socks off, and it’s a massive result. I’m sure the fans have gone home happy tonight.
“Like I say we’re unbeaten and it’s another clean sheet. We’re all working hard to go in the right direction, and thankfully we’re picking up points now.
“The results recently show what we’re all about. We’ve got a great squad in there and everyone believed right from the start even when we weren’t picking up points.
“We knew we had a great squad and we could win games and that’s what we’re doing now. The gaffer has told us to believe in ourselves and we are.”