Saints defended well.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that his United side didn't score against Southampton because the opponents defended well.

The Saints bagged all three points courtesy of Dusan Tadic’s 69th-minute winner in a match dominated by United and the Reds were left frustrated after they couldn’t find a shot on goal throughout the 90 minutes.

“They were defending well. You have always got to take into account that the opponent can play well," van Gaal said, reported

“They defended well, [they had] good organisation, but they came for a draw I think and they go away with a victory. That is disappointing."

“We didn’t create so many chances in spite of dominating the game,” said van Gaal.

“We gave Southampton a chance in the first minute but after that we have dominated the game without creating many chances.

"We created chances at the end, and we played with our heart.

"I put Fellaini at the top and then we made three big chances but it was not enough. I think Mata had three chances but okay, we cannot change the result anymore.”

Written by @SimonOmokhu