Southampton v Manchester United: Goals, Highlight & Reaction

Manchester United paid £36m to sign 19-year-old Anthony Martial

Manchester United climbed to second in the league table, with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Southampton this evening.

Two goals from new signing Anthony Martial and one from Juan Mata gave Louis Van Gaal’s side an important three points.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City have all dropped points this week. Manchester United are expected to mount some sort of title challenge after another massive summer outlay and Van Gaal will be pleased after gaining some ground on their cross-town rivals.

The away side started the game slowly and were close to being punished early on by an excellent Southampton side. The home side were rewarded for their early pressure soon as Graziano Pelle scored within thirteen minutes.

Manchester United, motivated after the goal, came back into the game through Anthony Martial, who was well setup by Juan Mata. Martial put the visitors in lead after a catastrophic error from Yoshida. The young Frenchman capitalised on the back pass and scored at the start of the second half.

Manchester United looked in cruise control after Juan Mata doubled the advantage on the 68th minute.

However, the visitors had to survive a late scare after Pelle scored his second of the game, five minutes from time. David De Gea pulled off a couple of wonder saves to ensure that United went home with all three points.

Southampton 2-3 Manchester United: Goals

Here is how Twitter reacted to United’s win, Martial brace and the De Gea saves!  

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