Manchester United fans have Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera to thank for saving them from an embarrassing defeat as Southampton went into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes of their EPL match on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford inspired a comeback before half-time, with two goals in six minutes from Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera earning the visitors a point.

After another unconvincing display, manager Jose Mourinho, claimed he now understood what the problem was – Manchester United are lacking in "mad dogs" in midfield,

Mourinho - who played two midfielders in a back three because of injury problems - bemoaned his side's inability to take control of the match.

"It doesn't matter the system we play," Mourinho said. "(Not winning) has to do with the characteristics of the players.

"With all due respect, we don't have many mad dogs that bite the ball and press all the time. We don't have many people with that spirit."

United move seventh - still six points off a Champions League place and a massive 16 shy of the lead held by rivals Manchester City.