Ralph Hasenhuttl has claimed Manchester United celebrated “like they had won the Premier League” following their 3-2 win at Southampton.
Saints were 2-0 up and looked to be heading for a famous win before Bruno Fernandes scored on the hour mark. Then two goals from sub Edinson Cavani, the last of which came in stoppage time handed United a 3-2 win.
Cavani, who was brought on at half-time, also played in Fernandes for United’s first goal.
The on-field celebrations were joyous after Cavani’s two headers helped United to an unlikely victory.
And Saints boss Hasenhuttl, who has guided the club to five wins in 10 games this season said the celebrations from the United dressing room were even more vociferous.
“I don’t want to give the impression that my player’s heads are going down,” Hasenhuttl said. “When you hear [United] celebrating in their dressing room then you realise what you have done today and how tough an opponent you have been.
“They are celebrating in there like they have won the Premier League, you know.”
The Austrian coach then claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were in top gear to turn around the two-goal deficit.
He added: “They had to play as well as they could to win against us and we can be proud of that.
“We had some fantastic moments – the best I think we can against such sides. I am very happy about what we can play today.
“For 2-2, that is okay for us, but then we conceded a third goal. We played as good as we can today.
“We put everything in that is possible against such teams but we saw a fantastic side.”
Hasenhuttl not thinking of Man Utd
Meanwhile, in the lead up to the game, Hasenhuttl was suggested as a candidate to take the top job at United.
Hasenhuttl, though, insisted in his pre-match press conference that he was not looking elsewhere for the moment.
“It is not something that I listen to. I don’t have social media and I don’t read the news,” the 53-year-old told reporters (via the Manchester Evening News).
“Sometimes I find myself sometimes listening to the radio when they speak about football. It’s interesting to hear them talking about it and analysing our game.
“I am much more interested in what is happening at our club, here at the moment.”