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Man United Boss Louis Van Gaal: Southampton Came for a Draw

Old Trafford side’s defeat brought to an end an eleven match unbeaten run.

Man United boss Louis van Gaal believes that Ronald Koeman’s Southampton side arrived at Old Trafford with the intention of securing a draw according to Goal.com.

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The South-Coast side held their own against Man United but managed to secure a win with a goal from Dusan Tadic sufficient to secure a memorable win that sees them leapfrog their opponents into third spot in the Premier League.

The defeat brought to an end Man United’s eleven match unbeaten run and it was a result van Gaal clearly feels didn’t reflect his side’s performance, stating;

“We didn’t create so many chances, despite dominating the game. We gave them a chance in the first minute but dominated after that,” he told Sky Sports.

“We had three big chances, but it was not enough.

“Southampton were well organised, defended well but they came for a draw, I believe, and they go away with a win, which is disappointing.

“[Juan] Mata had three chances, but you cannot change the result. We gave the goal away.”

Captain Wayne Rooney echoed his manager’s views, stating United deserved to take maximum points.

“We deserved to win, but that’s football,” he added.

“We’ve been punished for not taking our chances. We have to move on and focus on the next game.”

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