Ralph Hasenhuttl says he will continue to put his trust in young players even if it means having to accept mistakes.

The Saints boss said he ‘didn’t care’ that Kevin Danso was sent off in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United for a rash challenge as the new signing continues to adapt to the Premier League in an unfamiliar position.

Saints’ centre backs have also had plenty of issues this season but were outstanding against United, while Che Adams is still struggling to find a first Premier League goal despite a number of chances.

“It think it’s important to trust them and to make them better,” reflected Hasenhuttl.

“It is all young players and young players make mistakes. It’s normal.

“If they learn it helps us and they showed how strong they can be.

“I am always trusting my players and try to make them better and that’s the way we want to go.

“If you do it and are always positive with them then it helps them massively.”

Speaking of Danso’s sending off, which means he will be suspended for the game at Sheffield United, Hasenhuttl added: “I am a little bit struggling with myself because I could have taken him off and was thinking about it because it is always difficult if you are already booked in the last line and then one tackle and you are gone.

“I don’t care. It’s a young player who did a fantastic job I think.

“He has played three times and we never lost and it’s a good signal for him and something he must learn.

“I think the position which is not really his best position he has played good games so far and this is more important for me.”

Hasenhuttl used videos to try and refine his midfield at half time and it paid off.

“When you are very early attacking and have a lot of chances to win the ball, especially against Pogba, you get over motivated sometimes and too early on the jump,” admitted Hasenhuttl.

“You must push them a little bit back so our two number sixes are more balanced and this was much better second half.

“Pierre was very good in attacking and I think this is a natural game from him and Oriol and they did a fantastic job.

“Also our centre backs against such a big team it is more responsibility for every centre back and in a back five you have always your safety belt behind you but in the back four you must be very sharp and Jan and Jannik did a very good job.”