Ryan Bertrand bounces off Romelu Lukaku after attempting a dangerous high challenge

Manchester United v Southampton FC - Premier League

Manchester United left it late to beat Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. 

It was the relegation-threatened visitors who took the lead through Yan Valery's first-half rocket that flew past David de Gea. 

United then turned the game around thanks to goals from Andreas Pereira and Romelu Lukaku, before James Ward-Prowse leveled things at 2-2. 

It looked like the game was heading to an unexpected draw, before Lukaku popped up again in the 88th minute to secure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side all three points. 

It's fair to say that the Belgian striker, who returned to the starting 11 on Saturday, took his opportunity and impressed while partnering Marcus Rashford. 

As well as scoring his brace, Lukaku was a handful for Saints defenders all afternoon and they really struggled to deal with him. 

Left-back Ryan Bertrand had a particularly tricky time trying to handle the United forward because, in the first half, he resorted to what looked like serious foul play. 

A few minutes before the break, Lukaku picked the ball up on the halfway line and started running down the wing towards goal.

Manchester United v Southampton FC - Premier League

He was hardly a threat on the right flank, but Bertrand flew into him with a nasty looking tackle anyway.

But, rather than stopping Lukaku, the Saints defender just bounced off him and hit the deck while his opponent kept his balance and carried on running. How embarrassing. 

Check it out below. 

It looks like there was clear intent from Bertrand to bring Lukaku down with a dangerously high tackle. Somehow though, he escaped a red card and was only booked. 

Had the Belgian gone down and made a meal of the challenge, it's quite likely that the left-back could have been sent off. 

Still, Lukaku had the last laugh though, netting twice in Man United's tight 3-2 win. 

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