Daily Echo:

Mauricio Pellegrino felt his side deserved at least a point after giving Manchester United a scare at St Mary’s.

Things looked bleak for Saints when Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring at St Mary’s in a comfortable first half for United.

But Saints came out flying in the second period, creating and missing a number of chances to get at least a draw.

In the end another home blank meant they were beaten 1-0, but Pellegrino felt a draw would have been deserved.

“Yes,” said the Saints boss. “The football is efficiency and you have to score goals.

“I don’t like to talk about good luck or bad luck because we have to score goals and we couldn’t, but at the same time I think we play a good game.

Daily Echo:

“In general we control the game against Man U that is a team that it is really difficult to control even when they are defending because in counter attack they are really good, they have got pace, they are in direct play really strong.

“I think we did 90 per cent of the thing we were working really well and against these type of teams you have to play really well, really close to excellent to win games.”