‘I’ve been part of so many great comebacks,’ says Ole Gunnar Solskjær

‘I’ve been part of so many great comebacks,’ says Ole Gunnar Solskjær

‘I’ve been part of so many great comebacks,’ says Ole Gunnar Solskjær

"I said at the interval we needed to play with more urgency, to get the ball into the box quicker and more often", he said.

The race for the top-four is really hotting up and United went into their home clash against Southampton knowing a win would put them back up to fourth and just three points behind Spurs. "We have done it so many times before".

"We're playing against one of the best teams in Europe with some absolute quality players but who knows?"

A stunning effort to draw his side level nearly equalled the spectacle of Yan Valvery's opener for the visitors, before turning creator as he laid the ball into the path of Romelu Lukaku to score United's second.

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England, Saturday, March 2, 2019.

The Scot's wishes were answered swiftly enough - Romelu Lukaku not even waiting until added time to score the victor as he unleashed a ferocious drive from the edge of the area to beat Gunn a second time in less than 30 minutes and send the home crowd into raptures as they celebrated a combination of elation and sweet deja vu, reminiscent as it was of so many late United winners over the years.

Manchester United have been impressive since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho, and the Red Devils remain unbeaten in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer said Andreas Pereira has answered his critics after contributing a goal and an assist in the victory.

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.

Stuart Armstrong fouled Rashford inside the box in stoppage time but Paul Pogba missed from the spot when Gunn's trailing leg saved the goal-bound shot. "We are confident away from home, we can score goals and we are good at comebacks." he said.

Pereira had equalised for United in the 53rd minute as substitute Diogo Dalot combined with Lukaku, forcing the ball through to the young Brazilian who took a touch before curling a magnificent finish into the Southampton goal.

And United were ahead just before the hour mark when Lukaku slotted an effort into the bottom corner, having been played in by Pereira.

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