Manchester United vs. Southampton - Football Match Report

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Southampton battled hard but ultimately went down 3-2 to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, however after the game their fans were full of praise for one of their young stars.

Having endured such a long run without a goal towards the end of a year ago, Lukaku's four strikes in a week mean he is now United's top Premier League goalscorer, and has staked a claim to be their central striker for the clash with Paris St-Germain in the Champions League in midweek.

This was a Premier League record ninth time that United had come from behind to beat Saints and former striker Solskjaer certainly felt like this was a throwback to the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

"It's my best day", Pereira said. "I have been part of it so many times myself".

Substitute Fred played into Lukaku on the edge of the box and he made himself space to fire home a low right-footed shot in front of the Stretford End.

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His double against Palace on Wednesday started United on their way to yet another victory as they set a club record for consecutive away wins, before he played an even more crucial role in the comeback victory over Southampton.

It looked like the game was heading to an unexpected draw, before Lukaku popped up again in the 88th minute to secure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side all three points.

"So pleased for him and so happy for him", the Norwegian said. "He has gone through the academy, he has loads of energy and drive".

In the first half, two times we could have had a penalty.

'He has got the goalscorer's quality.

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While he grabbed his chance, Alexis Sanchez certainly did not - and his afternoon came to a premature end. My team did fantastic and the boys did great in the second half. "We haven't checked it too much, it might be the ligament bad knock on his knee". We'll do the scan tomorrow.

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Stuart Armstrong fouled Rashford inside the box in stoppage time but Paul Pogba missed from the spot when Gunn's trailing leg saved the goal-bound shot.

"This has of course not been taken well by De Gea and his representatives and I would say that the situation is now extremely delicate in the sense that this is not being perceived as a bargaining stance, this is being perceived as a definitive: 'you're not getting the money, therefore you will have to accept less and we expect you to accept less'".

"I think the badge speaks for itself when we talk about comebacks, desire and attitude, and for us it was just another game that we gave everything in". The second goal was offside, which isn't easy to stand. Very close but it was and with VAR maybe the result will be a different one.

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"It's a very important win for us", he told MUTV. "Very disappointed for us".

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