Southampton boss Hasenhuttl notes improvement despite loss to Man United
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Southampton boss Hasenhuttl notes improvement despite loss to Man United

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has insisted that his team is improving despite losing a 2-0 lead to Manchester United on Sunday.

Saints were up 2-0 when the first-half ended at St. Mary's thanks to goals from Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse but a late Edinson Cavani double added to a goal by Bruno Fernandes ensured that the hosts left empty-handed.

Speaking after the game, Hasenhuttl said he was happy with his players and admitted that they couldn’t up with the pressure offered by United late on.

"They played Cavani and he is very hard to defend against. We couldn't keep the pressure high on them. We tried everything and made a fantastic game.

"We had some fantastic moments - the best I think we can against such sides. I am very happy about what we can play today. The second half, sure, was difficult but we must see the quality and in the end, how difficult it is to defend against the other team. I think the game was good to watch," the coach said.

The loss leaves the Saints at position fifth on the log with 17 points with United three positions below them though there is just a difference of one point between the two teams.; the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer men having played a game less.

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