Jose Mourinho claimed his side did “more than ok” as they scrapped to a goalless draw against Southampton.
Sergio Romero saved a first-half penalty from Manolo Gabbiadini, while Anthony Martial clipped the post from range, but in truth Mourinho’s men offered little going forward.
United managed just 47% possession on the south coast and one shot on target in their penultimate Premier League game with next Wednesday’s Europa League final playing on their minds.
“We played a good team, a team who tried to win and tried to finish well. I think we did more than ok,” said Mourinho.
“I think all of them gave me positive feelings. Sergio had a very good performance, more than very good. The team wasn’t perfect but individually they gave me good things. They showed me they want to be an option for the final.”
Asked if his players came away unscathed tonight, he added: “I don’t know. Fellani hasn’t got a tear but he’s experienced enough to know he had a feeling. Apart from that nothing. It’s all good.”
Phil Jones admitted next week’s date with Ajax was their primary focus.
“We’ve got the final coming up so that’s in the back of our minds. Coming off the back of two defeats it’s a good result and we kept a clean sheet,” said Jones.
“Whoever plays in the final is good enough to go out there and win the game. All we can do as indidivuals is play well.”