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Southampton 1-2 Manchester United: Five Talking Points

Modified 10 Dec 2014, 14:01 IST

A brace from Robin Van Persie was enough to claim Manchester United's second-straight away win and propel them into third place in the League.Here are the major talking points from the game.

#1 Clinical Van Persie makes the difference

All the talk before the game was about Ronald Koeman, Louis Van Gaal and their bitter feud. But it was another Dutchman who changed the course of the game. Robin Van Persie was derided for his performances early in the campaign and rightly so, but against the Saints, he showed just why he still is one of the most lethal strikers in Europe.

Both his goals were fantastic finishes, the first a reward for his predatory instinct and the second a testament to his technique and ability inside the box. Not only did he score a brace, the Dutch striker also held the ball up really well and it was his clinical finishing that ensured that his side claimed all three points.

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Published 09 Dec 2014, 05:07 IST
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