RALPH Hasenhuttl paid tribute to his side's mentality after their Old Trafford performance.

The St Mary's outfit bounced back after going behind against Manchester United to earn a last-gasp draw.

And Hasenhuttl believes Saints' resilience is something they can continue to build on in the final three matches of the season.

“It says that we never stop believing and this is the difference now," Hasenhuttl said, when asked about his players' mentality.

“In the not so good games we draw and in the good games, we win. This is a fantastic combination.

“Earlier we’ve drawn the good games and lost the bad ones.

“This next step is what we want to build on.”

Saints aggressively pressed Manchester United throughout the tie, even scoring their first goal from Danny Ings winning the ball back before Stuart Armstrong finished the move.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial sent the host ahead, only for Michal Obafemi to bag a last-minute equaliser.

Speaking about his side's ability to press for 90 minutes, Hasenhuttl added: “I think this is our way and the way we want to play.

“We want to control the game, even if we don’t have the ball. That’s the secret.

“If you have good management and you are flexible with the pressing then I think you can cause every club problems.

“If you also have a good transition then you can also score.

“But it’s also risky when one or two players are not in the right position because it can cause big problems against big teams because they have so much quality.

“We know we concede goals, but I think it’s getting better and better. We have fewer moments where we are less organised."