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.
Mata been poor this game.
— V.Simmons (@_VSimmons) December 8, 2014
Mata has been so poor today.
— Tom (@HearUnitedSing) December 8, 2014
Mata is rubbish. #mufc
— Rob Easton (@Robeastonable) December 8, 2014
RUBBISH RUBBISH FROM MATA
— …. GB… (@MistaD_waine) December 8, 2014
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.
Robin van Persie with a brilliant finish with the outside of his left foot to get his second goal of the night – http://t.co/uQBex2shEt"
— Stephen Symons (@StephenSymons2) December 8, 2014
Man of the match has to be Robin Van Persie.. He's been superb tonight. Absolutely World class. #MUFC
— CLAIVE MC (@claivewafula) December 8, 2014
Van Persie been pure class all night. Holded the ball up like a pro every time and got his two goals.
— Kieran Lewis (@Kieranlewis91) December 8, 2014
Brilliant footwork Van Persie. All game.
— Monobear (@Chrinkster) December 8, 2014
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…?!
Could of gone either way, unlucky saints
— John Oreilly (@johnoreilly344) December 8, 2014
Saints have been so unlucky tonight
— Jack Hobson (@HammersHobson) December 8, 2014
Vital, if rather undeserved, three points. Whew. #MUFC
— Curses, foiled again (@bigwows) December 8, 2014
Totally undeserved 3 points but what the hell, we're 3rd!! #MUFC
— Sahil Oberoi (@SahilOberoi1) December 8, 2014