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MUN vs Saints
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MUN vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Michael Obafemi rescues a point late on
  • Martial claims the lead as United score quick-fire double
  • Marcus Rashford draws his side level
  • Stuart Armstrong opens the scoring at Old Trafford

FULL-TIME: United 2-2 Saints

It finishes all square at Old Trafford. Michael Obafemi rescues a point for Ralph Hasenhüttl's side at the death, meeting Jan Bednarek's flick-on and bundling the ball over the line.

GOALSCORER 20 Michael Obafemi

STOPPAGE TIME EQUALISER!

It's no less than Saints deserve, as Obafemi turns home at the back post from a Ward-Prowse corner. Bednarek flicked the ball on and the substitute was alive to it, smashing into the net from close range.

+6’

GOOOAL!!!

Michael Obafemi (+6’) | 2 2

90’

Clash of heads

Brandon Williams heads the back of Kyle Walker-Peters and has a gash on his forehead. The Saints full-back is also still down.

87’

Southampton substitution: Michael Obafemi replaces Oriol Romeu

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86’

Redmond forces superb save

The winger steps over the ball and forces his way into the box, cutting inside Matić. He fires at de Gea but the United stopper is equal to it. The Spaniard is at full stretch, but gets fingertips to it.

84’

Manchester United substitution: Scott McTominay replaces Mason Greenwood

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84’

Manchester United substitution: Daniel James replaces Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes

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83’

Bright spell

Saints searching for an equaliser here, keeping the ball smartly, trying to work an opening. Redmond's pass is eventually loose and cut out by Lindelõf. 

81’

Long heads at de Gea

It was a rare sight of goal for the frontman, who came on for Adams ten minutes ago. The cross didn't have too much pace on it, so was hard to direct goalward.

FINAL 🔟

Saints pressing and probing. Walker-Peters starting to find some joy down the right, in the absence of Shaw, who was forced off. But Martial is determined to give United a bigger margin, as he picks the ball off Stephens but the shot is wayward.

75’

Manchester United substitution: Brandon Williams replaces Luke Shaw

The full-back failed to recover from previous incident and is replaced. 

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74’

Quick break

Lovely counter-attack, substitute Smallbone involved. Ings was at the centre of it and the visitors win a corner. Attacked by a host of bodies but nothing doing for Saints.

72’

Shaw down

He looked to have rolled his ankle as he went to cross the ball. Physio is on the field of play. United corner taken as play restarts, which McCarthy punches well clear.

69’

Southampton substitution: Will Smallbone replaces Stuart Armstrong

Second change as the water break takes place.

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68’

Rashford chance

He began and ended the chance, linking well with strike partner Martial. Bertrand is alive at the near post and clears for a corner - Maguire then gets an opportunity but can't quite connect. 

66’

Ward-Prowse free-kick recycled

He played it square to Bertrand, who launched deep. It was collected by Stephens and reworked to Armstrong but Saints lose out. They're having the better share of the possession now.

63’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Ché Adams

First change for Saints.

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63’

Manchester United substitution: Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos replaces Paul Pogba

First change for the hosts.

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63’

Adams and Ings on heels

A smart move from Saints releases Walker-Peters down the right, and he fizzes a ball across the face of goal. There's a host of yellow shirts in the box, but no-one willing to throw a leg at it.

59’

Free-flowing United

Greenwood and Fernandes both involved in the build-up, as United break down the right. Attempted cross is blocked well, and Saints regain possession. 

56’

Yellow Card for Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton)

For a hand ball offence.

55’

Rashford from distance

He ignores the run of Martial and takes the shot on from range, it's dipping fiercely but hits only the side-netting.

53’

Penalty shout on Armstrong

Maguire rather heavy handed with the Scot, but referee uninterested. United go straight up the other end, with Rashford in ascendance but he's marshalled well by Bednarek. United corner comes to nothing.

49’

Redmond off target

A presentable opportunity for Saints, as Redmond drifts inside and uses the decoy run of Adams to create a yard of space. He lashed at the shot, and it flew a yard wide of the mark.

HT

United get us under way

The Reds take kick-off and we're back up and running. 

Images from an entertaining first period

We're nearly ready for a second 45...

HALF-TIME: United 2-1 Saints

An energetic first 45 minutes comes to a close. Encouraging signs for Saints, with chances aplenty. United also looking dangerous in the final third, scoring twice in three first-half minutes.

+1’

Redmond links with Adams

It's cut out by Lindlõf, but Saints nearly carving an opening there. Strong finish to the half from the away side.

45’

Walker-Peters wins corner

Nice flowing move from Saints, wins a corner down the right. Swung in by captain Ward-Prowse and attacked by Danny Ings at the near post, but he's beaten to it by Martial.

43’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

For a foul on Fernandes.

Evenly poised

United shading the scoreline, but it's an evenly contested game here at Old Trafford. Both teams committing plenty in attack!

36’

Finding calm

After a frantic few minutes, Saints have settled again. It was a blistering start, which seemed to tail off mid-half, but finding some more of the ball again now, as Adams works his way into the box but the cross has no takers.

33’

Martial strikes wide

He was off balance, teed up well by a neat Pogba flick, but he blasts high and wide. United showing plenty of attacking intent.

29’

Pogba effort rebuffed

The midfielder tries his luck, striking the ball centrally from distance, but McCarthy pushes to safety. United looking dangerous coming forward.

Devastating from Martial

Martial glides inside and smashes emphatically past McCarthy - it's the Frenchman's 50th Premier League strike.

23’

GOAL

Anthony Martial (23’) | 2 1

THE LEVELLER

It's a fairly open affair, and United have drawn themselves level thanks to Marcus Rashford. Martial flicked the ball towards his partner, left of centre, and Rashford shot across goal to find the far corner.

20’

GOAL

Marcus Rashford (20’) | 1 1

📸

Saints on top.

18’

Saints sending warning signs

The visitors pick the pocket of Pogba in midfield once more, who was at fault for the opener, as Adams tries to release Ings but it just runs long.

16’

Rashford goal ruled out

Luke Shaw works the ball well down the left, and squares towards Rashford who finishes first time. But the United striker is a yard offside.

15’

Saints STUN United

The perfect start from Saints! They look sharp, content in and out of possession. Bar the Ward-Prowse mistake, a very bright opening from Ralph Hasenhüttl's side.

GOALSCORER 17 Stuart Armstrong

THE OPENER

That is a superb goal from Armstrong, who had already tested de Gea. This time he takes down a chipped cross from Nathan Redmond and smashes beyond the United keeper. Advantage Saints.

12’

GOOOAL!!!

Stuart Armstrong (12’) | 0 1

11’

Armstrong shoots

Lovely control from the Scot to engineer some space, takes the shot on with his left. Comfortable save from de Gea, but an effort on target nonetheless.

10’

SUPERB SAVE MACCA 👏

Lack of concentration from Ward-Prowse gifts the ball to Martial in a vulnerable position, as the Frenchman bares down on McCarthy's goal. The Saints stopper stays tall though and denies Martial with a strong hand.

7’

Reverse finds Bertand

Saints sneak behind the United backline temporarily, but Bertrand's cross is smothered by de Gea. The visitors pressing superbly in these opening stages.

5’

Saints initiate the press

Hunting in packs once again yields a throw deep in United's half, but Romeu goes in a little strong on Fernandes. Positive start though, as the visitors try to restrict the playing space of their hosts. 

3’

Walker-Peters on the move

Romeu attempts to find the full-back down the right, with Luke Shaw left on his heels, but the pass is slightly over hit. Superb endeavour from the Spurs loanee.

2’

United on winning streak

The hosts have won their previous three Premier League ties by a three-goal margin - the first team in top-flight history to do so.

0’

SHOWTIME 😇

Let's do this! Saints, in their yellow away strip, get proceedings under way at Old Trafford!

Solskjær 🤝 Hasenhüttl

The managers take up their positions on the touchline!

20.01

Teams are out...

A familiar side for the hosts, who have named an unchanged side for five consecutive games, while Saints are unchanged in three. We're nearly ready to go...

19.58

Getting warm 🔥

Warm-ups are under way at Old Trafford! Pleasant evening, weather wise 😁

19.37

STAGE IS SET 🏟

Tonight's venue! United are pretty formidable on home turf, but Saints have an equally strong record on the road. Which will come out on top tonight? Kick-off is just 4️⃣5️⃣ minutes away...

19.15

UNCHANGED

Saints field the same starting XI for a third consecutive game. It means another start for Danny Ings and Ché Adams up top, while Oriol Romeu continues to partner James Ward-Prowse in midfield. Man United are also, incidentally, unchanged.

19.05

Man United team

Starting XI: de Gea (GK), Lindelöf, Maguire (c), Wan-Bissaka, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford, Martial.


 Subs: Romero (GK), Bailly, Mata, Pereira, Fred, James, Ighalo, McTominay, Williams.

19.00

TEAM NEWS 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Stephens, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse (c), Romeu, Redmond, Armstrong, Ings, Adams.


Subs: Gunn (GK), Vestergaard, Vokins, Danso, Smallbone, Højbjerg, Ferry, Long, Obafemi. 

18.59

🎶 YELLOWS 🎶

Team news is on its way, Saints fans! ⏳


Stick, or twist? Who makes your starting XI tonight?

18.47
VOTE NOW
Who would be your preferred forward pairing for tonight's United clash?

Who would be your preferred forward pairing for tonight's United clash?

The results so far:

  • Danny Ings and Ché Adams
    62%
  • Danny Ings and Shane Long
    38%
  • Shane Long and Ché Adams
    0%
  • Shane Long and Michael Obafemi
    0%

REVERSE: Saints 1-1 Man United

How did it all pan out last time these two sides met? Check out the highlights from August's meeting at St Mary's.

18.11

UNITED BY NUMBERS 🔢

The Reds have lost just one of their last 15 home league games (W9, D5), winning the last four by an aggregate score of 13-2.


Their victory against Aston Villa meant they became the first Premier League team to win four consecutive matches by at least three goals.


United have won a joint-record 13 penalties in the Premier League this season.

18.08

How did Saints fare against Everton? 😇

Check it out for yourself, here's the full highlights of Southampton's most recent outing, including another goal from star man Danny Ings.

18.05

Tactical Watch: Cooling red-hot United

Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe dissects two of the Premier League's form teams, as Southampton prepare to face Manchester United at Old Trafford. It's the latest edition of Tactical Watch, in association with Utilita Energy...

18.04

GET CLUED UP 💡

Saints look to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to four matches at Old Trafford. Get set for the clash with our Match Pack, in association with eToro...

18.02

it's a chance to show ourselves how good we are against such a team. they have fantastic quality, but we also have good stats after the break.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton fc manager
17.59

DANNY INGS = 🔥🔥🔥

Danny Ings has scored 11 league goals away from home and 19 in total. 

He's registered the opening goal a league-high nine times this season.

He has also scored 44% of Saints' league goals this term (19 of 43), the largest share of any Premier League player.

16.39

POSITIVE VIBES ONLY ✌️

A look at a few of this week's training images. Plenty of smiles in camp as we prepare for yet another away trip!

16.37

BIRTHDAY BOY 🎉

We're wishing a very happy 24th birthday to forward Ché Adams today - can he mark his special day with a goal? 🙏

16.29

What does the boss think? 🤔

Here's what manager Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say ahead of tonight's United clash.

16.25

STAT ATTACK 🤓

Manchester United have won just two of their last six Premier League home games against Southampton (D2, L2), having won 13 of the first 14 meetings at Old Trafford.

16.23

MATCHDAY 💛🖤

Saints are back on the road for tonight's Premier League action, travelling to in-form Man United. Ralph Hasenhüttl's side have collected 27 points from away clashes this season, including one against Everton last time out. 


United were 3-0 victors over struggling Aston Villa in their previous tie - so this one is nicely poised ahead of tonight's 8pm kick-off. Stay with us for all the build up!

16.21

MUN vs Saints Line Ups

Manchester United

1
David de Gea (GK)
2
Victor Lindelöf
23
Luke Shaw
replace Brandon Williams (75′)
29
Aaron Wan-Bissaka yellow card
5
Harry Maguire (C)
31
Nemanja Matic
26
Mason Greenwood
replace Daniel James (84′)
10
Marcus Rashford goal
6
Paul Pogba
replace Fred (63′)
18
Bruno Fernandes
replace Scott McTominay (84′)
9
Anthony Martial goal
3
Eric Bailly
39
Scott McTominay
21
Daniel James
22
Sergio Romero
8
Juan Mata
25
Odion Ighalo
15
Andreas Pereira
17
Fred
53
Brandon Williams

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
21
Ryan Bertrand
5
Jack Stephens yellow card
24
Kyle Walker-Peters yellow card
22
Nathan Redmond
16
James Ward-Prowse (C) yellow card
17
Stuart Armstrong goal
replace William Smallbone (69′)
14
Oriol Romeu
replace Michael Obafemi (87′) goal
9
Danny Ings
10
Che Adams
replace Shane Long (64′)
7
Shane Long
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
29
Jake Vokins
28
Angus Gunn
47
Will Ferry
20
Michael Obafemi
4
Jannik Vestergaard
38
Kevin Danso
27
William Smallbone

MUN vs Saints Match Stats

Manchester United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    48
    comparison angle
    52
  • Shots
    8
    comparison angle
    9
  • Shots on target
    4
    comparison angle
    5
  • Corners
    4
    comparison angle
    6
  • Passes Complete
    368
    comparison angle
    412

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
chances created
Chances Created
2
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
passes completed
Passes Completed
66
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
tackles
Tackles
3
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
clearances
Clearances
6
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy