SOU vs MUN
Audio description highlights: Saints 0-1 Man United
Highlights from the Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium, with audio description.
Extended Highlights: Saints 0-1 Man United
How Saints' clash with the Red Devils unfolded.
Video: Djenepo takes the positives
Left-back reflects on Man United defeat.
Djenepo: We gave everything
Full-back takes positives from narrow defeat.
Hasenhüttl: Dangerous alone is not enough
The boss has his say after United defeat.
Video: Hasenhüttl on United defeat
Everything the boss had to say after the match.
Gallery: Saints 0-1 Man United
A look at the best images from St Mary's
Saints edged out by United
Our report from the Premier League match at St Mary's.
Listen to today's audio programme
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Tactical Watch: Targeting United's shortcomings
Sam Tighe takes a closer look at Saturday's St Mary's match-up.
Matchday Information: Saints vs Manchester United
Essential information for Saturday's Premier League clash at St Mary’s.
Match Pack: Saints vs Man United
A look at Saints' Premier League clash.
Classic Match: Armstrong's first St Mary's goal
The Scotsman opened the scoring in style in a four-goal thriller in 2018.
Gallery: United focus
Saints prepare for the visit of Manchester United
Perraud back in contention
A positive fitness update from the boss ahead of United.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on Man United
The boss previews Man United's visit to St Mary's
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on Man United
Part two of the manager's press conference
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SOU vs MUN As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Fernandes gives United the advantage shortly after the break
- Ché Adams enters the Starting XI
- An end-to-end first half at St Mary's
- HALF TIME: Saints 0-0 Manchester United
FULL TIME: Saints 0-1 Manchester United
Despite a valiant Saints display, Manchester United emerge victorious at St Mary's. Fernandes' perfectly executed team goal was enough for Erik ten Hag's side to claim all three points on the south coast, despite a heavy press from Saints who fought to the last second to pull one back.
Mara shoots wide
The attempts continue on de Gea's goal, with Mara the next to try and become the hero at St Mary's. Striking from the volley, he fails to get control of the ball as it shoots wide of the post.
SO close 🥵
As the clock ticks down at St Mary's, Ché Adams' bicycle kick attempt comes close to finding the back of the net before Lyanco attempts to net his first goal for the club. Pressure continuing to mount. Can United hold on?
Manchester United substitution: Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos replaces Christian Eriksen
Six additional minutes ⏰
Can Saints pull something back?
Southampton substitution: Lyanco replaces Joe Aribo
A defensive change for Hasenhüttl.
Southampton substitution: Romain Perraud replaces Moussa Djenepo
The first of two substitutions for Saints.
Saints relentless on the press
Phenomenal work from Lavia who stays with McTominay until he recovers the ball.
Bella-Kotchap displays flair
Beautiful footwork from Bella-Kotchap who beats two defenders before releasing a shot goalwards. Despite the promise of the run, his shot fires over.
Yellow Card for Scott McTominay (Manchester United)
Salisu gets back to block Ronaldo
United hit the counter with Eriksen leading the charge down the centre, he feeds the ball into Ronaldo who looks dangerous entering the box but some excellent work from Salisu who gets back and does enough to block the Portugese star, allowing the ball to go behind for a Saints goal kick.
Manchester United substitution: Carlos Henrique Casimiro replaces Anthony Elanga
Casemiro comes on to make his Manchester United debut.
Southampton substitution: Sékou Mara replaces Adam Armstrong
Another substitution for Saints, with Adam Armstrong applauded off the pitch.
Saints continue to press
A late challenge from Malacia on Walker-Peters hands Saints a free-kick near the corner flag, an expected sublime delivery from Ward-Prowse follows but the United defence do enough to clear the resulting attacks on goal.
Excellent recovery from Djenepo
United look certain to make it two as McTominay dances his way into the area before laying it off to Ronaldo. Excellent stance from Djenepo, who not only recovers the ball but leads the charge on the counter.
Manchester United substitution: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro replaces Jadon Sancho
Ronaldo enters the field of play.
Saints search for an equaliser
Undeterred by United taking the advantage at St Mary's, Saints continue to search for a goal in SO14. Great play from Adam Armstrong allows him to beat the defender before crossing in to Adams in the centre of the box. Adams sees his effort denied by de Gea, before Walker-Peters rebounded effort flies over the crossbar.
Bella-Kotchap heads over
Another fine delivery from the corner for Saints' captain, with Bella-Kotchap there to receive inside the area. He makes the connection but it goes over the crossbar.
Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi
The first substitution of the afternoon from Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Huge calls for a penalty
Adams leads the calls for a penalty at St Mary's, as it appears McTominay got a hand to the ball inside the area. A shake of the head from Andy Madley means play on.
Fernandes gives the visitors the lead
A fine cross-goal ball from Dalot falls for Fernandes in acres of space on the edge of the box, with the Brazilian making no mistake in finding the back of the net to give United the advantage shortly after the break.
Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes (54’) | 0 – 1
Stellar defending from Bella-Kotchap
A beautiful 1-2 between Fernandes and Elanga sees the latter with a fantastic opportunity inches away from goal, a phenomenal tackle from Bella-Kotchap ensures Saints regain possession.
Yellow Card for José Diogo Dalot Teixeira (Manchester United)
Dalot is shown a yellow card for a challenge on Djenepo.
McTominay denied by Bazunu
The first sign of a goal in the second-half falls to McTominay, but his effort from outside of the area is punched behind for a corner.
Another big 45 minutes ahead 👊
The visitors get us back underway at St Mary's.
HALF TIME: Saints 0-0 Manchester United
An even first-half at St Mary's, with both sides competing to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time this season. United came inches away from taking the lead through Fernandes, but a stoic Saints defence ensures it remains 0-0 at the break.
Saints wall does its job
With both Fernandes and Eriksen positioned over the dead ball, it's the Portugese midfielder that sees his shot deflected by the Saints wall.
United awarded free-kick
A challenge from Aribo on McTominay sees United awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area.
Adams scuffs his shot
A wonderful opportunity for Saints slips away as Aribo's through-ball finds Adams, unable to make proper contact with the ball, de Gea safely recovers for United.
Eriksen strikes wide
Eriksen catches Saints sleeping for a moment, firing from a tight angle towards goal and beating three Saints men. Luckily for the men in white and red, the ball bounces wide of the far post.
Bella-Kotchap fires high
Saints earn a well worked corner with Ward-Prowse stepping up to deliver, he meets the head of Adams at the near post with the ball then falling at Bella-Kotcahp's feet at the far post, failing to get the ball under control his effort fires well over the crossbar.
Adams heads over
A wonderful cross into the box from Elyounoussi finds the head of Adams, but the forward's effort bounces off the top netting.
Saints handed a lifeline 🥵
A whole host of opportunities in quick succession for United. Valiant defending from Walker-Peters who takes a boot to the head to deny Fernandes. His clearance only goes as far as Elanga, though, who sees his shot saved by Bazunu before Eriksen and Fernandes also try to find the net with the Saints bodies in the area doing enough to clear behind for a corner.
Saints strong down the right flank
Walker-Peters and Elyounoussi are pairing up nicely down the right wing, with the latter firing in a cross into the area. Faint appeals for a penalty from Adams who felt he was bundled over inside the box, but it's dismissed by Andy Madley.
End-to-end at St Mary's
An even start at St Mary's, with Dalot the latest to create an opportunity in front of goal. Controlling a pass from Eriksen to the edge of the box, the United full-back beats his defender to release a shot across goal but with nobody there to head in for the visitors, the threat passes.
Aribo shows his skill
A wayward clearance from the United defence falls into the path of Aribo on the edge of the area, some tricky footwork sees Aribo position himself for a shot, but it's ultimately deflected and cleared.
Fernandes tries his luck
Despite strong footwork from Lavia, the youngster loses possession to Fernandes in the centre of the pitch. It's a long shot from today's captain, who directs a shot towards Bazunu's goal but it's a comfortable save for the Saints goalkeeper.
United comfortable in possession
As expected, United look remarkably comfortable in possession at St Mary's, holding much of the ball in the opening stages of play. Good work from the Saints defence though, who manage to intervene in a number of early opportunities for ten Hag's side.
Saints look to press early
An early press from Saints sees Salisu launch a trademark long throw-in into Joe Aribo in the centre of the box. Nothing comes of the move, but positive intent shown from the hosts.
Underway at St Mary's 😇
Come on you Saints!
Warm ups ✅12.15
United line-up confirmed
Starting XI: De Gea, Martinez, Fernandes [c], Rashford, Malacia, Eriksen, Varane, Dalot, Sancho, Elanga, McTominay.
Subs: Heaton, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Fred, Van de Beek, Garnacho, Ronaldo.11.32
Saints line-up confirmed 😇
Starting XI: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Salisu, Djenepo, Lavia, Ward-Prowse [c], Aribo, Elyounoussi, Adams, A. Armstrong.
Subs: McCarthy, Lyanco, Bednarek, Valery, Perraud, Romeu, Diallo, S. Armstrong, Mara.11.30
It's a different challenge, so I'm curious whether we learned our lesson against Brentford."erik ten hagon facing southampton
I think it'll be an intense game. Always when you play top teams you need to run, sprint more than the opponent as they have really good individuals. They are strong with the ball. We can't let them get too confident."ralph hasenhüttlon manchester united test
Match Pack: Saints vs Manchester United
Get up to date with all of the stats and facts ahead of today's game with our Match Pack, in association with eToro.10.30
Last time out vs Manchester United
Points were shared when Southampton visited Old Trafford back in Febraury, with Jaden Sancho's early goal being cancelled out by Ché Adams.09.59
Welcome HOME 🏠
For the second time this season Southampton return to St Mary's to host Manchester United in the Premier League. With both teams looking to make it two successive league wins on the bounce, it'll certainly be an entertaining afternoon in SO14.22.31
SOU vs MUN Line Ups
Gavin Bazunu (GK)
Moussa DjenepoRomain Perraud (89′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Adam ArmstrongSékou Mara (77′)
Joe AriboLyanco (89′)
Mohamed ElyounoussiStuart Armstrong (63′)
David de Gea (GK)
Jadon SanchoCristiano Ronaldo (68′)
Anthony ElangaCasemiro (80′)
Christian EriksenFred (92′)
Bruno Fernandes (C)
Donny van de Beek
SOU vs MUN Match Stats
Head to Head Stats
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