Find out how the Red Devils played during their Monday night Premier League match up against Southampton at St. Mary’s.
Manchester United traveled to St. Mary’s this evening for a tricky looking Premier League assignment against a Southampton side who have regressed slightly in recent weeks following defeats to Manchester City and Arsenal.
United were able to come out on top in the end, possibly against the run of play, with a Robin van Persie brace doing for the Saints. This is how we rated the United side in their victory:
GK) David de Gea 7 – Simply put, one of the best goalkeepers in the league. A largely quiet evening but made a fine save from Pelle when called upon late on.
CB) Chris Smalling 6 – The United defence fell apart when Smalling limped off with yet another injury during the opening exchanges
CB) Paddy McNair 4 – Harsh on the teenager, but he was being given the runaround before Louis van Gaal hauled him off after just 36 minutes.