Lukaku scores brace, leads Man United to 3-2 win over Southampton

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Diogo Dalot thinks Manchester United showed the kind of spirit historically associated with the club during Saturday's thrilling 3-2 win over Southampton. In Germany, okay, I have to check if [Robert] Lewandowski scored, but here you have to check all the games, so many people.

Unfortunately for him, goalkeeper Angus Gunn was able to deflect the ball with his leg, and United were denied the chance to win the game 4-2.

Manchester United will return to Champions League action on Wednesday night with as trip to Paris Saint-Germain for the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash.

The calls to make Solskjaer the permanent boss are growing as his unbeaten league run continues, and BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand believes that his former teammate has earned the right to lead United into next season, as detailed in the Mail On Sunday.

To their credit, Ralph Hasenhuttl's Saints side was not done there, and they were level with a free kick from James Ward-Prowse, before the Belgium worldwide won the match for United late on.

Two United goals soon followed, as did a couple of long-range attempts from Dalot, although it was Ward-Prowse's superb set-piece and Lukaku's victor that would provide the final words.

Just for a moment it appeared United might overrun Southampton as the chances began to pile up at the Stretford End, yet though stretched the visiting defence held out until the next spectacular goal arrived courtesy of Ward-Prowse. I wasn't standing there jumping and saying: "This is the best signing we've got, brilliant, I'm delighted with this".

"There is no pressure on us because we are 2-0 down", he explained.

"It is not enough we played for 60 or 70 minutes against such a team in a very good way". "So I look at him because I know he's a good striker and he scores goals".

"First half there were two situations for a penalty and I think maybe he can give one and then the game is in a completely different way". On the other side, Southampton are also enjoying a similar resurgence under new management, with Ralph Hasenhuttl's Saints taking 11 points from their last seven top-flight games to escape the bottom three. Yet the manager was able to inspire his team to turn things around in the second half. It's always a pleasure to play in this stadium and what a game to win with such a great comeback. We're not going to go there and lay down.

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