Joined dug profound to end a run of seven-straight losses from home, as Southampton pushed them as far as possible yet Erik ten Hag's side got consecutive wins because of coarseness.
This was a long way from pretty yet United did the nuts and bolts effectively, very much as they did against Liverpool, and that the slightest bit of value in the last third from Bruno Fernandes dominated them the match.
They got their most memorable away success in more than a half year in the Premier League and after they went 1-0 up they just paused for a minute or two and absorbed pressure.
The enormous storyline is who will fire up top for United? Cristiano Ronaldo is supposed to begin the seat by and by with Anthony Martial most likely firing front and center with Marcus Rashford on the left and Jadon Sancho on the right.
Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia and Raphael Varane were all strong and David de Gea thought of a major save when he was required.
McTominay fortunate to pull off no handball call: McTominay's hand hit the ball not once, two times but rather multiple times in a similar activity in the last part as he struggled with Che Adams in the container.
Armel Bella-Kotchap: What a showcase from the 20-year-old focus back as he denied Elanga with a fine last-ditch tackle, showed a fantastic turn of speed and made a fine block in the main half.
Bruno Fernandes: Had that additional piece of class when United required it and continued to spring up in perilous regions. He is making excellent progress so far for the season.