"I'm very proud of the performance, particularly the reaction from last week and a knowledge with the quality that United have got, if you allow them to play the game then they can hurt you".
Romelu Lukaku scored for United to make it 2-1 and captain Paul Pogba converted a stoppage-time penalty with virtually the last kick of the game.
Souness admits Pogba must improve on the pitch but reckons his relationship with Jose Mourinho has gone beyond fix and one of them needs to leave.
When asked about a disastrous first-half display, Pogba refused to state whether manager Jose Mourinho was at fault. I should have done much better, make less mistakes and control the game. Last year, we had nearly the same attitude as today and it's not right. From the start we knew it was a hard game to play playing against a smaller club than Manchester United but the attitude that we had is not like we wanted to beat them. They should be very mad today. We should be mad. "They had more hunger than us and the result is the right one for them". You get the sense that something will have to change sooner rather than later if they want to stay within touching distance of Manchester City.
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The Belgium worldwide helped his nation reach the World Cup semi-finals this summer and therefore arrived late from his holidays, but still made himself available for the bench in last Friday's Premier League curtain-raiser against Leicester City at Old Trafford.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wasn't so pleased to feature in Manchester City's new Amazon Prime documentary "All or Nothing" - a feature that charted the "Cityzen's" Premier League-winning 2017-18 season.
"Other guys will say "we like" and other guys will say "no".