Date: 25th January 2016 at 5:02pm
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Manager Ronald Koeman was a delighted man at full time in our trip to Old Trafford at the weekend to face Manchester United.

Making it back to back victories at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ it’s become a good destination for Southampton, and it was again thanks to debut boy Charlie Austin’s late goal in the game.

Speaking to saintsfc in his post game press interviews, a delighted gaffer explained.

‘It`s a fantastic feeling for all the players, all the staff and the supporters. Our fans were amazing. It`s amazing to win for the second time at Old Trafford. It was well deserved. We made it very difficult for them and we know they are a little bit struggling at home and don`t really have the confidence to play and score goals. The message to the players was to stay in the game, play out of a good organisation and maybe the second half you can score the goal. That happened. I think Man United had one shot on target. That`s fantastic and if you see that, then the win is deserved.’

With last year being our first win on their soil in 27 years, this victory also meant it was three wins on the spin following recent poor form and Southampton have finally bounced back.

‘It`s sometimes strange to explain why you lose four or five in a row and why now you win three in a row, but that`s football. It`s difficult to understand sometimes, but we need to keep the spirit and our level. Now we have big competition in our squad and I have to make difficult decisions.’

Goal scoring on the day Austin was also interviewed after his debut goal, and he was obviously delighted to have made his mark so quickly and so importantly following his arrival from Queens Park Rangers earlier last week.

‘It was nice to make my debut and even better as a striker to score, but more importantly we got the three points to continue our run. When I come on the pitch if a chance comes I want to make sure I put it away. The chance came and I scored, but the most important thing is the win. It was a scrappy game and it was always going to be about that one moment. Luckily enough it came for Southampton and we`ve come away with the three points. Obviously last year winning 1-0 meant confidence was high, plus we came off the back of two home wins and thankfully we`ve been able to continue that run.’

On a slightly more personal level, he went on to add.

‘I`ve got the first goal, which I`m delighted with. Hopefully now I can push on and score some more, but more importantly put in performances. Ronald said to get on and put a shift in, and if I got the chance, make sure I put it away. Luckily enough that`s what I did. A January move can be tough for anybody and you need to try and hit the ground running.’

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