A resilient Red Devils came back from three goals down in the second half to walk away from St. Mary’s with all three points in the bag.
Many Manchester United fans turned off their television screens after the first half of Sunday’s Premier League match against Southampton.
And they cannot be blamed for it looked like one of those games where the United players were totally out of ideas and things would not change for the length of the match.
Jan Bednarek headed in a cross from the corner before James Ward Prowse scored a glorious free-kick as the hosts gained a comfortable 2-0 lead over the visitors going into half-time.
The second-half saw a complete shift of momentum, and those optimistic United fans who waited were handsomely rewarded.
The provider turned scorer next as Cavani, after latching on to Fernandes’ deflected shot, leveled the scoreline at minute 74.
Southampton thought they could at least collect a point from the match but United had other ideas. The former Paris Saint-Germain striker stuck yet again in the dying minutes with a diving header from a Marcus Rashford cross.
Manchester United: De Gea – 3, Wan-Bissaka – 5, Lindelof – 6,Maguire – 6, Telles – 6, Matic – 6, Fred – 7, Van de Beek – 7, Fernandes – 7, Greenwood- 4, Rashford – 7, Henderson – 7, Cavani – 9, Williams – 5
Southampton: McCarthy – 6, Walker-Peters – 6, Bednarek – 7, Vestergaard – 6, Bertrand – 6, Romeu – 6, Ward-Prowse – 7, Armstrong – 5, Djenepo – 5, Walcott – 6, Adams – 6