Swedish forward netted his second goal late on to condemn plucky Southampton back to defeat after fighting hard to level up from 2-0 down.
Red Devils went ahead 2-0 in the first half after Southampton was denied a clear goal following an error call by the assistant referee. Zlatan Ibrahimovic puts Mourinho’s men ahead in the 19th minute and Jesse Lingard doubled United’s lead in the 38th minute.
Southampton began to get involved and put United on the defensive particularly over the wings but then fell behind unnecessarily. Southampton’s Steven Davis, who did not jump up in the wall and missed his goalkeeper Fraser Forster, had a big share in the first Ibrahimovic hit.
The Saints battled back and pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time Manolo Gabbiadini occupied a scrumptious first-time clinical strike into the net from a short angle.
After the break, the Saints levelled, Gabbiadini again in the 48th minute, whipping a half-volley into the net to put Saint back to 2-2!
After the score was even, both sides began pushing for the triumphant goal. In the 87th minute, Manchester United struck in a sensational manner. before Herrera clawed an absolutely perfect pass to the edge of the 6-yard box to Ibrahimovic who bullet a strong header to the post
After Gabbiadini’s balance, an open game with opportunities on both sides developed. In the end, Ibrahimovic made the difference with his class