The Final Whistle podcast: Saints 2-3 Man United
Hear the analysis following Saints' first defeat in eight.
Ward-Prowse has the best delivery in the league, says Bednarek
Southampton defender praises the set-piece ability of the Southampton captain.
Highlights: Saints 2-3 Man United
Watch full highlights from the Premier League clash at St Mary's.
90 in 90: Saints 2-3 Man United
Watch the key moments from a dramatic afternoon at St Mary's.
Video: Hasenhüttl's United reflection
The manager's post-match assessment.
Video: Bednarek on defeat to United
Southampton defender reflects on the loss at St Mary's.
Bednarek: We still have a lot of work to do
Southampton defender reflects on the 3-2 home defeat to Manchester United.
Gallery: Saints 2-3 Man United
The best action shots as Saints forfeit lead at St Mary's.
Hasenhüttl assesses United result
Manager focuses on positives from meeting with Man United.
Saints' unbeaten run comes to cruel end
United mount second-half comeback to snatch victory at St Mary's.
Gallery: Shaping up for United
Preparation for Sunday's clash with Man United continues at Staplewood.
Match Pack: Saints vs Man United
All you need to know ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash.
Hasenhüttl: We are more than a pressing team now
Southampton boss reflects on side's development ahead of Manchester United test.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews United
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of Sunday's match.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl assesse Man United
Watch the second part of the manager's pre-match media address.
Press Conference Round Up: Manchester United
Find out what the boss had to say to the media ahead of United visit.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Man United
Watch the manager's pre-match media address.
Ings and Redmond remain sidelined
Pair nearing return to fitness but United clash comes too soon.
Tactical Watch: Clever Armstrong key to Saints' success
Sam Tighe highlights the Scot's influence ahead of United tussle.
Gallery: Thursday training at Staplewood
Take a look through the lens at Southampton's Thursday training session.
SAINTS: Adams reveals journey to the top
In-form striker offers in-depth interview inside the programme.
SOU vs MUN As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Latest: Saints 2-3 Man Utd
- Fernandes and a Cavani double complete United comeback.
- Ward-Prowse scores another free-kick to double lead
- Bednarek scores front post header from Ward-Prowse corner
The unbeaten run has come to an end but it's still been an incredible start to the season for Saints who at one point today were in third. We're back in action next Monday as we travel to Brighton and Hove Albion looking to bounce straight back!
Full-Time: Saints 2-3 Man United
A game of two halves. Saints looked in control at half-time, two goals to the good and United offering little. Then Edinson Cavani comes on.
Cavani claims the three points
Edinson Cavani has been the difference at St Mary's. Rashford whips a cross in and it's another header from Cavani who gets ahead of Vestergaard and looks to give United the three points.
Edinson Cavani (+2’) | 2 – 3
Five minutes added on!
Plenty of time to go here at St Mary's...
It's a cross from Wan-Bissaka which hits Bertrand and VAR checks it but it rules it didn't hit the arm of the full back. Corner is then cleared.
Can Saints get another?
It doesn't look likely as the game looks to be slowing down a little with Saints not wanting to concede another. Ward-Prowse however is over a dead-ball and crosses into the box but Lindelof heads it clear.
Saints unable to hold onto lead
Man United have improved massively in this second half since the introduction of Edinson Cavani and at the moment Saints are unable to get the ball out and keep possession in the United half.
The striker gets Saints first real chance since the early stages of the half as he brings the ball down and on the turn shoots but it's wide...
Cavani levels for United
It was a great diving header from the United forward but Saints will be gutted to not hold on to that 2-0 lead. There is still ten minutes left here for Saints to try and find the winner...
If someone was scoring next, it was Edinson Cavani. A corner is cleared to Fernandes who shoots but it finds Cavani free in the area who dives low and heads at pace past McCarthy.
Edinson Cavani (74’) | 2 – 2
Cavani goes close!
The Argentinian has changed United in this second half and he gets a head on the end of a Aaron Wan-Bissaka cross but luckily it goes inches wide of the far post.
United break McCarthy resistance
It's Edinson Cavani who finds Fernandes free in the area, he has time to turn and shoot low into the net past McCarthy.
Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes (60’) | 2 – 1
Cavani hits over!
Fernandes pulls a cross in from the byline and beats the on-stretching McCarthy and the ball finally lands to Cavani but his shot is over for a corner.
In the midst of the block, Bednarek and Djenepo collide throwing their bodies in the way and the Polish defender is receiving treatment...
McCarthy does it again!
Marcus Rashford is through on goal after beating the offside trap but loses in a battle with McCarthy who saves from the England international.
Walcott fancies a goal...
The striker once again takes an effort at the United goal but it's straight at Henderson who collects standing up into his chest. It's been a good start to the half as Saints aren't sitting back on their lead.
Early effort from Walcott
Theo gets the ball, to the right side of the area, and shoots across Henderson but it's easily gathered by the half-time substitute in the United goal.
Second half underway!
Man Utd kicks us off as Saints look to bring home the three points as they lead 2-0!
If there is one thing that symbolises Saints it's togetherness and that is shown in this picture! A picture that says a lot about this team at the moment.
Half-time: Saints 2-0 Man Utd
These two have Saints ahead at the break! It has been a similar story with the Captain at the heart of the goals from a dead ball situation, firstly a corner for Bednarek to head home before a free-kick of his own.
GUESS HOW HE HAS SCORED!?
IT'S A FREE-KICK SPECIAL AGAIN!!! It's from an angle, just outside the area, is pinpoint inside the post and De Gea gets a hand to it but he can't stretch enough to keep it out as it bundles into the net.
James Ward-Prowse (33’) | 2 – 0
WHAT A SAVE BY MCCARTHY!
He brings on the chance himself but goodness that's how you make up for a mistake. McCarthy has to save firstly from Greenwood and then the rebound falls to Fernandes who should score but McCarthy comes up so fast that he denies the Portguese midfielder! Incredible.
OFF THE POST!
OH MY! Walker-Peters lets an effort go from inside the area and it deflects on it's way through and hits the outside of the post for a corner...
AND IT'S GONE IN!!!
Bednarek flicks on at the front post and heads in past David De Gea! It was a great delivery by the Captain who delivers in under the nose of De Gea and Bednarek gets their first to flick it past the keeper!
Jan Bednarek (23’) | 1 – 0
Saints win their first corner
Ward-Prowse delivers a free-kick which is headed behind for a corner kick. It's whipped in by the Captain...
Words from Ralph...
It's not been the start we have been use to in recent games as Manchester United cause problems in the early stages. Saints unable to build possession but in the last minute or two have picked up the tempo in their passing...
Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
The Captain is booked for an earlier tackle on Donny Van de Beek. The referee played on from the foul moments ago but he has booked the midfielder retrospectively.
It's the man you expect, Bruno Fernandes, who unleashes an effort from 20/25 yards that flies past McCarthy and hits the outside of the post for a corner which is cleared.
United on top in early stages
Saints haven't been under extended amounts of pressure but United have had the majority of possession and the only chance of the game so far.
Marcus Rashford goes down under a challenge from James Ward-Prowse in the area but VAR doesn't award a penalty. Play continues...
First chance of the game!
Jannik Vestergaard and Alex McCarthy cross wires and Mason Greenwood pounces on a split second lapse to round McCarthy but hits the side netting. An early sign of intent that Saints get away with. 0-0.
RIP Diego Maradona
Before KO, there is a minutes applause for Diego Maradona who passed away earlier this week.14.02
Stuart Armstrong kicks off at St Mary's!14.02
Here come the teams!
Manchester United are out first at St Mary's and then followed by James Ward-Prowse who leads out the Saints.13.57
You predict a narrow win...
From our pre match poll, 32% of you have gone with that one moment bringing Saints victory today against Manchester United! Kick-off is under half an hour away!13.34
Man Utd Starting Eleven
Starting XI: David De Gea, Alex Telles, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Nemanja Matic, Fred, Donny Van De Beek, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford,
Subs: Dean Henderson, Axel Tuanzebe, Timothy Fosu-,Mensah, Brandon Williams, Daniel james, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani.13.06
Walcott partners Adams up front
It's not just the same starting eleven that features today, but also the same match-day squad. After his goal against Wolves, Theo Walcott continues up front in the absence of Danny Ings.13.02
😇 Saints Starting XI 😇
Starting XI: Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, Jannik Vestergaard, Ryan Bertrand, Moussa Djenepo, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Stuart Armstrong, Theo Walcott, Ché Adams.
Alex McCarthy! 🔥
One person in red hot form is keeper Alex McCarthy. Can he, if selected, make it five clean sheets for the season against today's opponents?12.27
Manchester United have had a rocky start to the season by their expectations but are currently on a three match unbeaten run across all competitions.
Match Pack, in association with etoro...
Get all the information you need ahead of the game such as key stats, team news, the officials and much more in the Match Pack.
Saints look to go one better...
It's been a consistent theme against Manchester United in recent years and that is a draw. The last seven meetings have ended in five draws, two of those 0-0, with the last win coming in 2016.
We will find out the starting XI at 1pm but we know that Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond will continue their rehab and miss today's game against Manchester United.
Then we go top of the Premier League!
With the away form also being strong Saints beat Newcastle, once again 2-0, to go top of the Premier League! A night that will stay long in the minds for years to come...11.37
The Toffees were up next...
Everton came to St Mary's as Premier League leaders and had been flying until they arrived at St Mary's. Goals from James Ward-Prowse and Ché Adams sealed the three points.11.35
It started against the Baggies...
After the 1-0 win against Burnley, which gave Saints their first win and points fo the 20/21 season, Saints followed up with their first home win of the season thanks to Moussa Djenepo and Oriol Romeu...11.27
we know it's tough, we are the underdog, but we go into this game to be as competitive as possible.ralph hasenhüttlmanager
Match Preview with the Boss 🙌
Watch the thoughts of Ralph Hasenhüttl as he shares his opinion on today's opponents!10.59
Good morning! 🌅
Welcome to St Mary's for the first time since 6 November as Saints face Manchester United in match-day ten.
SOU vs MUN Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Kyle Walker-PetersDaniel N'Lundulu (94′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Stuart ArmstrongIbrahima Diallo (90′)
Moussa DjenepoShane Long (72′)
David de Gea (GK)Dean Henderson (45′)
Harry Maguire (C)
Alex TellesBrandon Williams (84′)
Donny van de Beek
Mason GreenwoodEdinson Cavani (45′)
SOU vs MUN Match Stats
Shots on target56