Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that Southampton deserved more from their clash with the Old Trafford club last night.
The Saints dominated a significant chunk of the game, and were unlucky not to go ahead with the scores deadlocked at 1-1.
Robin van Persie struck twice to secure another three points for the Manchester side, who have now won five games in a row, propelling them to third in the Premier League and comfortably into the Champions League places.
Van Gaal has feuded publicly with Ronald Koeman in the recent past, despite having worked closely with him at Barcelona and Ajax.
Despite this, Van Gaal was ready to admit that Southampton were the better team during their 2-1 loss.
However, he is adamant that in the end, it is the goals that matter, and with Man Utd winning, he is happy with the result.
“Of course, when you are the better team you deserve more but believe me it is always the goals that count,” he said.
“When we played the first six or seven matches of the season and we never won but were always the better team I didn’t say anything about that at that time.
“It is fantastic to be now third in the table but I had hoped we would have done that with a better performance because we were the lucky team.”
Man Utd face Liverpool at the weekend.