McCarthy: Let's make this a turning point

By SFC Media Sat 30 Dec Man United v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Alex McCarthy

Alex McCarthy believes Southampton’s resilient display at Old Trafford can act as a turning point in the club’s recent fortunes.

Saints shipped five goals to Tottenham at Wembley on Boxing Day, but responded with a spirited display and looked just as likely to break the deadlock as hosts Manchester United.

McCarthy was handed a first Premier League start for the club by Mauricio Pellegrino, and rewarded his manager with a clean sheet in the goalless draw.

“It’s obviously the perfect start for me,” said the goalkeeper. “But the main thing is we got a point and a clean sheet away from home.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game, but hopefully it’s a turning point for us.

“The fans travelled to Wembley and they were disappointed, so we knew we had to show a reaction in tonight’s game.

“I think they’ll see that we’ve done that. We’re happy with the point – we would’ve liked three points, but we’ll take the point away from home.

“The team as a whole was excellent in their defending and going forward as well.”

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