Jose Fonte reacts to Southampton’s win v Manchester United in Premier League

Jose Fonte reflects on Southampton’s victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League this evening.

Southampton defender Jose Fonte is delighted with his side’s win against Manchester United in the Premier League this evening.

The Saints gave a tremendous performance against the Red Devils at Old Trafford to register a 1-0 victory.

Dusan Tadic scored the only goal of the game in the 69th minute when he tapped in from close range after Graziano Pelle's effort had come back off the far post.

Winning against United at Old Trafford is never easy, but the Southampton players did win and win deservedly.

Fonte, who was superb in defence against United, has now underlined the key factor behind Southampton’s success.

"It's not everyday you get a win at Manchester United,” BBC Sport quotes the 31-year-old as saying. “The mental focus was massively important.

“We were under a lot of pressure in the first half and we knew we needed to do better. It was a tough game but it was a game in which we defended well, it was a fantastic performance.”

The win this evening was Southampton’s first in the league against United in 27 years and has enhanced their chances of a top-four finish in the Premier League.

The Saints are currently third in the table with 39 points from 21 matches, two points clear of United, who are fourth.

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