Southampton – Southampton victory over St. Mary‘s Stadium, Tuesday morning (09.12.14) am becoming Manchester United’s fifth straight win.
MU goal hired Robin van Persie while Southampton had equalized through Graziano Pelle.
Despite the win, the Red Devils team that actually became more suppressed. Louis van Gaal’s team made it only able to release three shots, two of which goal to fruition.
Southampton superior in control of the ball by 52 percent and fired 15 shots, four of which led to the goal, but only one goal to fruition.
This five-game winning streak of five games early as paying poor MU this season with only one win. However, Van Gaal is reluctant to call this positive trend as a sign of the rise of the Red Devils.
“Performance (MU) is not good enough so I could not say. We are lucky team tonight. You have to improve performance, train hard, that’s all, “said Louis van Gaal after the match.
The Dutchman admitted that his team’s performance is far from perfect in the first half but improved in the next half.
“We lost the ball too easily in the first round. Southampton opportunities only come when we lose the ball. It was not good in spite of our good results because we also got a gift also from Southampton, “he said.
“In the second half we were better. But I think Southampton play better than Manchester United, but we were the lucky ones, “he added.
63-year-old went on to explain why replace central defender Patrick ‘Paddy’ McNair in the 40th minute.
“He has no confidence, he gave three chances (the opponent). It is disappointing thing for me and for Paddy, but I have to (do) because as a coach I am responsible, “he said.
“It was heavy but also for the best. I made a lot of changes and all the players survived. It’s only one game, once in a lifetime, “Van Gaal memungkasi.
This victory took them to third in the standings with 28 points while shifting West Ham United. Southampton had to settle for fifth place with 26 points.