Watch: Manchester United 0-2 Southampton

Manchester United’s win over Southampton on Sunday was a remarkable comeback from a 1-0 defeat. 

The Red Devils, who were looking for their first win in seven matches, made a habit of being vulnerable to chances, including when they were unable to control the tempo of the game, but there was plenty of time to turn the game around. 

After a first half where United were at their best, the Saints got a late consolation in the 83rd minute when Anthony Martial put a shot past Luke Shaw. 

Martial was in excellent form in the second half, scoring a brace of goals as he helped the Red Devils to a 4-1 victory, while Shaw was at his best again in the closing stages, putting in a goal and assisting on the equaliser. 

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal had a tough time keeping his team in the game after they conceded a goal on the stroke of half-time. 

Van Gaal was under intense pressure to win the game against Southampton but his side had been looking to do better than that against the Saints. 

He made two changes from the side that defeated Everton 4-0 on Saturday and the result means that United have now conceded only three goals in their last six league games. 

Ander Herrera, who was forced off against Southampton, is now fit again and he has been the main man of the attack. 

With Herrera playing so well, the United squad was left to rely on their attacking prowess when the pressure was on. 

But there was no mistaking the form of Martial, who is currently in the top five in the Premier League. 

In fact, Martial is now second in the league with 12 goals in 17 matches this season, with the goals tally already a record for a Manchester United player. 

As always, Louis van de Walle gave his side a strong showing in a very competitive match. 

United’s next game is away to Manchester City on Saturday, so expect Van Gaal to give his players more chances to be successful.