Andreas Pereira wants more after 'best day' for Manchester United

Arnold Nichols
March 4, 2019

Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku continued his rich vein of form by scoring two goals, including a late victor, to give his side a comeback 3-2 home win over Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Manchester United's uphill battle against Paris St Germain is set to be made all the more hard by up to 10 absentees, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirming Anthony Martial will be among those missing for Wednesday's crucial Champions League clash.

Romelu Lukaku was the star performer for Manchester United as the striker scored 2 important goals to secure the 3 points.

"It is not enough we played for 60 or 70 minutes against such a team in a very good way".

However, Manchester United pushed hard and found the goal they needed for the three points in the final few minutes. The Champions League is the biggest focus for PSG so they rested many players over the weekend.

"It was like the old days", beamed Solskjaer, whose side now lead Arsenal by one point in the race for Champions League qualification, with Chelsea four points further back with two games in hand. "I have been part of it so many times myself".

"I've missed penalties. He's a confident boy, he wants to go and take the next one, you want that character and today was one of the ones he really blasted them, he normally just places them, so he'll be okay", he added. Let's see how many we have got, though.

This was a victory hewn directly from the bedrock of the Manchester United philosophy and principles instilled in the club during the quarter-century when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's mentor Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge at Old Trafford.

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. First, Pereira curled a spectacular strike beyond Gunn from 25 yards out, before Lukaku got free in the box, cut onto his right foot and drilled a shot into the bottom-right corner.

Saints looked like they could have been about to cause a major upset when Yan Valery fired them in front with an absolute rocket of a strike, which even David de Gea had no answer for in the United goal.

Already without Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial because of injury, United lost Alexis Sanchez to a right knee injury in the second half.

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