Manchester United edged past a composed Southampton last night courtesy a brace from record signing youngster Anthony Martial. Juan Mata scored the third goal to confirm United’s win over the Saints. Graziano Pelle scored to consolation goal for the home side.

After the win Manchester United star midfielder Juan Mata dedicated the three points to injured team mate Luke Shaw who was injured terribly in the mid week Champions League clash against PSV Eindhoven. Shaw has been ruled for more seven to eight months.

Speaking after the match, Mata said: “We are all very sorry for Luke.

“Obviously what happened to him was very unlucky, but he knows we are all with him and this victory is for him.

“Southampton are a very difficult team, which changes the situation because in the first 30 minutes we played badly. They were the better team and created even more chances to score more goals but with the first goal we changed that.

“In the second half we started to play well and Anthony Martial got his second goal. I scored the third goal for the team and from then we kept good possession and managed the game. Obviously in the Premier League you have to go to the last minute to get the points.”

Juan Mata’s goal was a result of a rebound of Memphis Depay’s shot. He hailed the Dutchman for such an assists and said: “Memphis is a fantastic player for the team and we tried to keep the ball and find the space to shoot on goal. 

“Luckily the ball came back to me, good finish and at that moment we played fantastic.

“It was a great move. The way we passed the ball was the way we want to play.”

Manchester United have moved ahead in the league table upto second position with this one. They have 13 points from 6 matches.



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