Manchester United's last gasp win over Southampton set a new record of eight consecutive league wins away from home.

At Old Trafford this season, United have just one win with defeats to Crystal Palace, Tottenham and Arsenal and it has meant they've been reliant on their away form to keep themselves in touch with the leaders.

Their run of wins looked like coming to an end as they went in at half-time 2-0 down to the in-form Saints after goals from Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse.

But a double substitution at the break saw Edinson Cavani come on and the Uruguayan levelled the match in the 74th minute after Bruno Fernandes had pulled a goal back 15 minutes earlier.

Edinson Cavani scored twice as Man Utd came from behind to beat Southampton
Edinson Cavani scored twice as Man Utd came from behind to beat Southampton

Then in the second minute of stoppage time, swooped in at the near post to meet a cross by Marcus Rashford and hand United all three points.

Eight wins away from home beats the previous record which had stood since 1993.

After the match, Solskjaer hailed the character of his players and Cavani's impact off the bench.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrated with Edinson Cavani at St Mary's

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He said: "It’s a difficult league of course, but I think the no crowds away from home has had an impact on that record.

"We don’t care about that one though, we just care about the three points today. The manner they came from the first kick to the last really, you can see the boys were focused, ready.

"We played well and created chances, we just couldn’t take them all, but we got what we deserved.

“Cavani is one of the best because of his experience and qualities, that movement. He is one of the best movers you can see.

"He can peel off the shoulder, he can get in front of you, he can pin you. He wants to be in between the two posts, which I love.

"I love a centre-forward who gets in there. It might hurt sometimes but, when you’re there and you get the ball there, you've gambled and the ball’s been delivered, it's a goal. Two goals.”