United were hugely unconvincing in victory at St. Mary’s.
Manchester United may have picked up an excellent victory at Southampton this evening, after two Robin van Persie goals gave them a win over the high flying Saints and lifted Louis van Gaal’s side to third in the Premier League table.
United’s performance was slated by Gary Neville in the Sky Sports studio following the game, however, with the former United hero saying that United “got away with murder” by picking up three points from the game after such an insipid performance.
This is something that is confirmed by the stats, with United manging just three shots in the entire 90 minutes, all from Robin van Persie and two on target – the Dutchman’s two goals.
This represents both the lowest number of shots from any Premier League team in a match so far this season and the lowest figured from a United side since Opta began compiling the figures 11 years ago.
Should United be worried about their display on the South Coast, despite a fine result?