Three things we learnt from Man United’s clash with Southampton

Juan Mata doesn’t bring much to this Man United team

The Spanish international’s place in the starting XI is constantly up for debate and when Louis van Gaal has a fully fit squad, you can’t see the former Chelsea midfielder getting too much game time.

Robin van Persie has still got it

With Radamel Falcao, Angel di Maria and Wayne Rooney all vying for those attacking spots, the former Arsenal striker’s ability to still cut it at the top has been questioned quite considerably; he responded perfectly to those doubters tonight.

Result > Performance

Much like the Arsenal victory, Man United were second best for the majority of the game against Southampton but they won’t mind! In fact, grinding out results is what champions do, right…?!


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