The United captain, Nemanja Vidic, is not very happy with the defence of his team.
After nine months, Nemanja was united with Rio Ferdinand back at the defence against Southampton. They did play together during the pre-season but that was for some minutes.
Though United got the three points, the 31-year old defender wants to keep clean sheets when they start playing again.
“It was a difficult game and we conceded two goals we’re not happy with at all,” he stated on MUTV. “We’ve been told before the game what Southampton’s strengths are, what their game is and what they’re trying to achieve. In the end, they did it so it’s disappointing.
“I think it’s only the second time in a year myself and Rio have played together so it’s a long time and obviously it’s tough as everyone needs more games.
“I have to say, we are not really pleased with the goals we’ve conceded. There was a lack of concentration, I think, for all four goals we lost [in the last two games] but we have to work on it. You have to say we’ve had a lot of turbulence in defence with so many changes and people going in and going out.
“We didn’t have a constant back four and sometimes it causes a problem, but we look forward to the next games. We have over a week to improve our fitness and obviously our form so we are going to be right for the next game in the Premier League.”
Vidic also praised Robin van Persie who missed a crucial penalty and later scored three goals to lead Manchester United to victory.
“Robin was great,” he added. “I think he’s a great player. Even in his first game, he did a good job and this one is amazing with three goals to give us three points, which I think are going to count very much at the end of the season.
“He’s a good penalty taker but it could happen to anyone. It was not a great penalty, I have to say, but, in the end, he managed to score two more so we got the win.”