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Man Utd captain Maguire: We knew we had to keep going.

United bounced back from two goals down to seal the win at the St. Mary's stadium with super-sub Edinson Cavani scoring an injury-time winner.

Cavani came off the bench to turn Man United’s woes around at the St. Mary’s stadium [Getty]
Cavani came off the bench to turn Man United’s woes around at the St. Mary’s stadium [Getty]

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire says the Red Devils "felt hard done by "when they were two goals down at halftime but had the "belief and confidence" that they would turn their woes around at Southampton.


The Red Devils were two goals down at the break after Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse hit the target despite the awayside playing better and creating more chances in the first half.


But, United bounced back to seal the win at the St. Mary's stadium with super-sub Edinson Cavani scoring an injury-time winner on Sunday.


The Uruguay international scored a brace and assisted Bruno Fernandes, who also found the net, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Reds roared back to win against the Saints.


The former PSG star and goalkeeper Dean Henderson were introduced at the break - the latter for the injured David de Gea - and United convincingly took over the match, making it the 10th time that the Premier League giants have come from behind to beat Southampton in the English top-flight history.


Speaking to Match of the Day, the England defender Maguire said: "We have created numerous amounts of chances. We felt we were hard done by with the scoreline at half time. We gave them two bad goals really. We knew we had to keep going. The next goal was crucial. We had that belief and confidence. Thankfully Edinson put it in the back of the net.



“It's strange because 2-0 down at half time we felt like we were still in the game. We knew we were causing problems. In the first half we had really good chances. 


“We knew we had to improve, play with more intensity, and take our chances. When it got to 2-2 it felt like only one team would win the game.


“His movement is excellent in the box. He's the best I've played against during training. He is on the move constantly. We know what he has got and can bring to this club. It's important he kicks on now because he's a top, top player.”




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