The former Old Trafford keeper believes there is a different feel around Goodison Park and was delighted to see the way his team played against the Red Devils.
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Howard told The Liverpool Echo: "A lot is always made of starts. As players, we don’t look at us making a start in the first 10 games, you can only judge after.
"We just take it a game at a time, and we’ll be focusing on Villa now.
"We have always played from a good foundation. We have tried to get rhythm early on in the season, that’s how the top teams stay on top, they have good passing and rhythm and that never goes away from them.
"That part of the game isn’t something we have always had in abundance. We’ve always been able to play on the knock and get up on to teams, but our passing against United was really, really good.
"Against United that’s the best we have looked from a football standpoint, particularly on our left-hand side. I thought we were immense."