JANNIK Vestergaard was thrilled to net against Manchester United - but insisted he should score more often.

The towering centre-half bagged his maiden goal for the St Mary’s side on Saturday to earn a point after Daniel James had opened the scoring with a stunning effort.

Vestergaard stands at two metres tall and is hoping he can become a dominant presence when attacking corners.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, Vestergaard said: “It was very nice [to score].

“It’s been a long time and I am happy to finally get a goal. 

“It’s not only something I wish I could do, but it’s also something I need to do.

“It’s something I have done in my career, so it’s been very disappointing so far.

“I should have more chances in dangerous areas.

“But I can take the positives from scoring against Manchester United and, hopefully, I can take the confidence from it.

“It gives me the feeling that I know how to do it again and maybe that will give me the extra per cent when I get into the box.”

Although Vestergaard’s main priority is to ensure Saints don’t concede any goals, he enjoys the pressure being off when he journeys into the opposition’s penalty area.

He added: “I think it’s two different things.

“When we are going up for corners, my job is not to defend in that moment. Others are responsible for that.

“I don’t think one excludes the other.”

Despite Vestergaard being delighted with his goal, he believes the character shown by his teammates in the closing moment eclipses that.

Saints were forced to defend with one man less when Kevin Danso was sent off during the second half.

Last season, Saints crumbled in these moments, often conceding late on, which prompted Vestergaard to label the United draw as a "massive step" forward.

“We had to fight and dig in deep. It’s not always the prettiest but it gives us confidence that we can stand together as a group,” continued the Danish international.

“I do think it’s a big step because last season we lost a lot of games towards the end, so this was a massive step.

“It’s just one point in the end. It may or may not be very important in the end but it’s the way it happened.

“If this is a sign of us getting more difficult to beat then I think we’ve come a long way.”