Manchester United comeback 'like the old days' for Solskjaer

The 3-2 scoreline reflected the nature of the game as United fought back from a goal down in the second half, before snatching a late victor after Southampton had drawn level, in what was an action-packed game with a plethora of memorable goals. As a manager, that is not the way you want to enjoy the first 90 minutes.

Rashford missed with a header just after half-time but the goal came.

James Ward-Prowse appeared to have snatched a point for the Saints with a stunning free kick from 25 metres before a frantic finish as Lukaku sent the home crowd into raptures. Andreas Pereira and Romelu Lukaku scored within six minutes of each other to put the Red Devils in front. His first goal was a neat finish into the bottom right corner from inside the box with his weak foot to give United a 2-1 lead.

Dalot leathered a long-range strike just wide and scooped over as United looked to press home their advantage, but Saints got a set-piece opportunity after Young was adjudged to have fouled Stuart Armstrong.

The former Everton man has been dropped and shunted out wide in recent weeks following a hard start to this season but it is testament to his resilience that he is back in the team and back in fine form in front of goal.

Gunn saved a poor stoppage-time penalty by Paul Pogba but the Frenchman's blunder did not dampen the mood at Old Trafford after Solskjaer stretched his impressive league start to 10 wins and two draws.

Each-way punters will certainly be keeping a close eye on the former Chelsea striker with Man United now playing a much more attractive style of football under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer which will of course lead to more chances for the big forward.

"We're confident away from home and if we're in the game with 20 or 30 minutes to go, who knows?"

The United forward was hurt in a challenge early in the second half and was seen limping out of Old Trafford seemingly wearing strapping on his right leg.

"The belief is there, they have gone so long without losing games (domestically) and are raring to go".

Manchester United have a mountain to climb in their Champions League last 16 tie after PSG beat them at Old Trafford 2-0 last month in the first leg.

"We came back and then one fantastic player decided this game with his unbelievable power and that's the end". We have to be concentrated until the end otherwise there is no chance to get something.

  • Stacy Allen