WHAT’S HAPPENING: Bruno Fernandes scored at St Mary’s to give United their second straight win this week, which went a long way in dispersing the clouds hanging over the club. It’s the first time United have won a game in a row. since February, which was also the last time they won away from home.
Crucially, Ten Hag insists his players have learned the lessons of their disastrous start to the season that rendered them meaningless at the end of the Premier League. WHAT THEY SAID: “You have to adapt to and find a certain way to win games and that’s what we did today,” said Ten Hag.
“That was the problem, especially in the second game.”If you don’t give it your all and you don’t have a 100 percent attitude and the right team spirit, you don’t have to talk about philosophy or the game plan or whatever. First, it has to be a team and a spirit, and a 100 percent commitment. THE OVERVIEW: While United have come a long way to get their season back on track, the win over Southampton was underwhelming as the visitors endured a late attack. But now, confidence should grow within Team as Ten Hag’s methods effectively steer them out of a looming crisis.