Robin van Persie of Manchester United scores his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on December 8, 2014
Result: Van Persie brace downs Saints
Manchester United claim a 2-1 victory against Southampton to leapfrog their opponents in the Premier League.
Reaction
Robin van Persie of Manchester United celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on December 8, 2014
Ashley Young hails Robin van Persie
Ashley Young praises Robin van Persie for the "brilliant finishes" he produced during Manchester United's 2-1 win over Southampton.
Dec 10, 15:10
Robin van Persie of Manchester United scores his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on December 8, 2014
Paddy Crerand hails Manchester United's "team spirit"
Former Manchester United midfielder Paddy Crerand praises the team spirit at the club.
Dec 9, 16:22
Paddy McNair of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on October 5, 2014
Paddy Crerand defends Paddy McNair change
Former Manchester United midfielder Paddy Crerand praises the ruthless streak of club boss Louis van Gaal.
Dec 9, 15:57
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on November 29, 2014
Michael Carrick expects Manchester United improvement
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick believes that the team can only get better following their victory over Southampton.
Dec 9, 12:51
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City holds off Jose Fonte of Southampton during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on November 30, 2014
Jose Fonte eager for quick Southampton response
Southampton defender Jose Fonte calls on his teammates to get back to winning ways as soon as possible following their defeat to Manchester United.
Dec 9, 12:35
Jose Fonte of Southampton turns to celebrate scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2014
Jose Fonte rues Southampton errors
Jose Fonte says that Southampton must learn from their mistakes if they are to convert their dominance into results.
Dec 9, 09:40
Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal takes his seat prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on August 16, 2014
Louis van Gaal snaps back at Gary Neville by telling him to "pay attention"
Louis van Gaal tells Gary Neville to "pay attention" to his own words after criticising Manchester United's performance against Southampton.
Dec 9, 07:54
England coach Gary Neville watches a training session on August 11, 2013
Gary Neville: 'It wasn't a good Manchester United performance'
Gary Neville believes that Manchester United did not put in a good display against Southampton, despite taking all three points from the Premier League match.
Dec 9, 05:26
Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on November 8, 2014
Louis van Gaal: 'Paddy McNair lacked confidence'
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal reveals that he withdrew Paddy McNair against Southampton at half time because he felt the defender lacked confidence.
Dec 9, 04:29
 Robin van Persie of Manchester United scores past Fraser Forster of Southampton for the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on December 8, 2014
Victor Wanyama disappointed by "awful" Southampton defending
Victor Wanyama says that his Southampton teammates can blame "awful" defending for their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.
Dec 9, 00:31
 Robin van Persie of Manchester United scores his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on December 8, 2014
Ronald Koeman: 'Santa Claus came early for Robin van Persie'
Ronald Koeman laments individual errors after his Southampton team gifted Manchester United "two presents" in the 2-1 defeat at St Mary's.
Dec 8, 23:46
Louis van Gaal, manager of Manchester United shakes hands with Ronald Koeman, manager of Southampton during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on December 8, 2014
Louis van Gaal: 'Manchester United were lucky against Southampton'
Louis van Gaal says that Manchester United were outplayed by Southampton during their 2-1 victory over the Saints.
Dec 8, 22:43
Ronald Koeman manager of Southampton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary's Stadium on November 8, 2014
Ronald Koeman: 'Southampton didn't deserve to lose'
Ronald Koeman believes that Southampton were the better side in their 2-1 defeat against Manchester United.
Dec 8, 22:27
 Robin van Persie of Manchester United scores past Fraser Forster of Southampton for the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on December 8, 2014
Robin van Persie: 'Manchester United on the way up'
Robin van Persie says that Manchester United "have to keep the momentum going" following their 2-1 victory in the Premier League against Southampton.
Dec 8, 22:15
The Match
Player Ratings
Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed during Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Southampton at St Mary's.
Analysis
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Southampton at St Mary's.
Match Report
Manchester United claim a 2-1 victory against Southampton to leapfrog their opponents in the Premier League.
Live Commentary
Relive Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Southampton as the Red Devils move up to third with their fifth straight win.
HT Report
Graziano Pelle cancels out Robin van Persie's opener as Southampton and Manchester United go into the break on level terms in their Premier League match.
Team News
Wayne Rooney returns from injury to start for Manchester United in their Premier League clash against Southampton.
Preview
Sports Mole previews the Premier League encounter between Southampton and Manchester United.
Head to Head
May 11, 2014 3pm
Southampton
1-1
Man Utd
Lambert (28')
Cork (32'), Wanyama (53'), Shaw (65')
Mata (54')
Vidic (38'), Januzaj (40')
Oct 19, 2013 3pm
Man Utd
1-1
Southampton
Van Persie (26')
Januzaj (56'), Jones (90')
Lallana (89')
Schneiderlin (36'), Wanyama (58'), Fonte (86')
Jan 30, 2013 8pm
Sep 2, 2012 4pm
May 15, 2005 3pm
Build-up
Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on September 14, 201
Juan Mata praises former boss Ronald Koeman
Manchester United's Juan Mata praises Southampton boss Ronald Koeman for the impact that he had on his career.
Dec 8, 10:48
Jose Fonte of Southampton acknowledges the fans at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old Trafford on October 19, 2013
Jose Fonte hails Ronald Koeman ability
Southampton defender Jose Fonte praises the coaching skills of manager Ronald Koeman following his side's excellent start to the Premier League season.
Dec 8, 02:12
Robin van Persie of Manchester United (R) celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on November 29, 2014
Ronald Koeman confident of Robin van Persie resurgence
Ronald Koeman says that it won't be long before misfiring Manchester United forward Robin van Persie proves himself once more.
Dec 8, 01:35
Graziano Pelle of Southampton celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium on September 13, 2014
Louis van Gaal hails Robin van Persie-esque Graziano Pelle
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal hails Southampton hitman Graziano Pelle and compares him to Robin van Persie ahead of their trip to St Mary's Stadium.
Dec 7, 00:43
Graziano Pelle of Southampton celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium on September 13, 2014
Ronald Koeman has "total confidence" in Graziano Pelle
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman insists that he has "total confidence" in striker Graziano Pelle despite his six-match goal drought.
Dec 5, 18:42
Ronald Koeman manager of Southampton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary's Stadium on November 8, 2014
Louis van Gaal praises Ronald Koeman impact
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal praises the impact of Southampton boss Ronald Koeman after establishing the Saints in the top four of the Premier League table.
Dec 5, 17:17
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates after Arsenal's own goal on November 22, 2014
Wayne Rooney to return against Southampton
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reveals that captain Wayne Rooney will return to the squad to face Southampton on Monday night.
Dec 5, 16:30
Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster looks on during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Millwall and Southampton at The Den on August 26, 2014
Fraser Forster: 'Southampton have not lost confidence'
Fraser Forster insists that confidence is still high in the Southampton squad following three games without a win.
Dec 5, 02:58



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