SOUTHAMPTON, – striker Manchester United (MU), Robin van Persie, considered himself lucky to have scored two goals against Southampton in the Premier League at St Mary’s Stadium, Monday (12/08/2014).
Manchester United won the match 2-1. Van Persie scored in the 12th minute and 71, while minimizing the position thanks to the incision Southampton Graziano Pelle in the 31st minute.
“The first goal was a bit of a gamble, nine out of 10 chance that does not happen and you still have to score goals. I was a little lucky, drove the ball on the sidelines of the foot (Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster). You have good luck in a situation like that,” said Van Persie after the game.
“I feel very good in recent weeks. Tonight I can keep it until the last minute,” he added.
Manchester United won five consecutive wins in the last five games. MU while third place Premier League standings with 28 points from 15 matches, lost five points from Manchester City in second.
“That’s what you want and then goals, asisst, then victory will come. We are pleased to be in a situation like this, so we have to keep this momentum,” said Van Persie.