Pictures: Southampton 1-2 Man United – Van Persie at the double

by Richard Laverty

Manchester United won their second away game in a row and of the season with a gritty performance away at Southampton on Monday night.

The wins makes it five on the bounce for Louis van Gaal‘s men and it was a Robin van Persie brace that sealed all three points.

It was another unconvincing performance away from home in a system that still isn’t clicking but United supporters will be happy to walk away with another valuable three points on the long journey back to Manchester.

Van Persie capitalised on an early mistake by Jose Fonte to slot United ahead before more uncertain defender led to Graziano Pelle equalising.

But Van Persie came up trumps in one of his best performances of the season, flicking home Wayne Rooney‘s free-kick with twenty minutes to go. Here’s a selection of the best images from St. Mary’s:

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