Andreas Pereira wants more after 'best day' for Manchester United

While United remain unbeaten in the league under Solskjaer, Saints are worryingly close to the trap door after an afternoon when several decisions went against Ralph Hasenhuttl's side.

United are severely depleted with up to 10 players missing the trip through injury.

This has happened before, so many great comebacks.

Centre back Chris Smalling picked up his dry cleaning while fellow defender Diogo Dalot, now enjoying a run in the side, went for a fresh trim.

Just five minutes later the Brazilian's toe-poke found Lukaku inside the box and he shifted the ball onto his right foot to find the bottom left-hand corner of Gunn's goal to give the lead to Manchester United.

Solskjaer was full of praise for match-winner Lukaku after the game, so too Pereira after opening his Premier League account in style. Despite the side's list of injuries and lack of depth available to them and the manager, a brace from Romelu Lukaku as well as an incredible goal from Andreas Pereira allowed the hosts to pick the victory over the hostile visitors in the end.


"We know it's going to be hard", the caretaker manager, who was also missing defensive trio Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia at the weekend, told reporters.

But it was seldom easy for City and manager Pep Guardiola was forced to replace Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones with muscle injuries that are particularly unwelcome with many important games coming up.

However, Man City have lost three of their last six Premier League away games - more than they had in their previous 34 on the road - going down 2-0 to Chelsea, 2-1 to Leicester City and 2-1 to Newcastle United over the past 12 weeks. "[It was] an incredible performance - one of the best performances we've ever played", he said.

The striker supplied the winning goal in the 89th minute, and though there was still time for Paul Pogba to see a penalty saved in stoppage time, United were never two goals better than a feisty and determined Southampton. Indeed, the bookies rate them as an 18/1 chance to qualify with Thomas Tuchel's side having won all four of their matches since that first leg at Old Trafford.

Manchester United simply have to go for it as they try to claw back a 2-0 first-leg deficit against PSG on Wednesday. "I don't want to speak about [that] for obvious reasons", he said.

Brighton also did their survival chances a power of good after securing their first league win of the year against doomed Huddersfield.


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