CONNECTIONS: Southampton and Manchester United

By SFC Media Fri 05 Dec First team

saintsfc.co.uk takes a look at some of the current links between Southampton and Manchester United ahead of Monday night's Barclays Premier League clash.

• Saints defender Toby Alderweireld has played alongside Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United for Belgium.

• Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw moved to Old Trafford from Saints in the summer after coming through the club’s Academy.

• Fraser Forster and Nathaniel Clyne played alongside United's Chris Smalling and Wayen Rooney for England against Scotland last month.

• Saints captain José Fonte made his debut for Portugal at Manchester United’s Old Trafford last month. Fonte helped his nation beat Argentina, who had Ángel Di María, of the Red Devils, in their team.

• Steven Davis has represented Northern Ireland alongside Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

• James Ward-Prowse has been part of England’s Under-21 setup along with Manchester United’s young striker, Jesse Lingard.

• Saints boss Ronald Koeman worked with Manchester United’s Juan Mata for a season at Valencia in Spain.

• Manchester United’s James Wilson played alongside Saints duo Matt Targett and Harrison Reed for England’s Under-20s last month.

• José Fonte and Ángel Di María were in the same team at Portuguese club Benfica before Fonte moved to England with Crystal Palace.

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