Five things we learnt in the 2-1 victory over Southampton

1. Robin van Persie still has it

Robin van Persie was brilliant tonight, and it was excellent to see his all-round game back to his best. He held the ball up superbly, kept United going in the right direction and scored two absolutely wonderful finishes to give United all three points.

2. United can win ugly

This was as far from vintage Manchester United as possible, yet the lads still managed to bring all three points back to Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal has got that winning mentality back flowing through the players, and with our contenders still playing Champions League football, who knows, we could go all the way…

3. Injuries

United’s back luck with injuries has continued once again, and Chris Smalling is the latest victim. The centre-back came off with a groin problem early on, and his replacement, Jonny Evans, struggled massively. Is this just bad luck or is it something to do with the training methods?

4. David de Gea is brilliant

Our Spanish keeper once again made some superb saves that preserved all three points. They weren’t as spectacular as the one on Tuesday night against Stoke, but they were crucial nonetheless. Give him whatever money he wants right now.

5. 3-5-2 doesn’t work

I’m still not sure as to why Louis van Gaal is persisting with the 3-5-2 at the moment. It exposes United in wide positions and leaves us short in the middle of the park, both of which result in a recipe for disaster. The sooner it goes, the better.

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