Match Pack: Man United vs Saints

By SFC Media time Sun 12 Jul Man United v Saints

Southampton will 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...

THE MATCH

Manchester United vs Southampton
Old Trafford
Monday 13th July, 8pm BST

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Assistants: Sian Massey-Ellis, Scott Ledger
Fourth official: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Lee Mason
Assistant VAR: Marc Perry

HOW TO WATCH

Monday’s trip to Old Trafford will be shown live on Sky Sports, available to subscription holders on Sky Sports Main Event (401) and Sky Sports Premier League (402).

The match will also be broadcast on Pick (159 Sky, 144 Freeview).

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Danny Ings of Southampton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Southampton FC at Goodison Park on July 09, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Saints fans can watch the match live on Sky Sports (Photo: Matt Watson)

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Both sides will head into the encounter boasting impressive runs of form, with Saints unbeaten in their last three and Manchester United winning their last four matches by three goals or more – a new Premier League record.

With the hosts chasing a Champions League spot and Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side targeting a top half finish, the victor would take huge strides toward their respective target.

TEAM NEWS

Saints could be bolstered by the return of Jannik Vestergaard who's missed the last two outings, with everyone who featured at Goodison Park coming through unscathed.

The visitors will, however, still be without Moussa Djenepo, Yan Valery and Sofiane Boufal through injury.

The Red Devils are in good health, with Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe the only absentees.

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FORM GUIDE

Southampton:


Everton (a) 1-1 (Ings)
Man City (h) 1-0 (Adams)
Watford (a) 3-1 (Ings 2, Ward-Prowse)
Arsenal (h) 0-1
Norwich City (a) 3-0 (Ings, Armstrong, Redmond)

Man United:

Aston Villa (a) 3-1 (Fernandes, Greenwood, Pogba)
Bournemouth (h) 5-2 (Greenwood 2, Rashford, Martial, Fernandes)
Brighton (a) 3-0 (Fernandes 2, Greenwood)
Norwich City (a) (Ighalo, Maguire) FA Cup
Sheffield United (h) 3-0 (Martial 3)

THE MANAGERS

Ralph Hasenhüttl: “If they give us more long balls to defend, we can do this; if they build up more, we can press; if they keep the ball well and we cannot get it back, we have to keep possession so we’re not always running without the ball.

“In every regard you must get better. In this moment it looks like we can make this step, and the players are open-minded to go this way.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjær: “Southampton are a very fine football club with fine traditions. I've followed Ralph’s time there and have huge respect for the club, he's turned it around and I call it a German, aggressive ‘rock n roll style’ of football, it’s direct high energy, hard work and difficult to play against and if you want to be part of his team you’ve got to be able to sprint.

“We’ve watched a few games and really enjoy watching them. It’s high entertainment and high energy all the time.”

ONES TO WATCH

Danny Ings: With four goals since the restart, Ings has kept himself in the race for the Golden Boot, currently sat on 19 Premier League goals for the season.

Aside from his goal-scoring form, the striker’s pressing from the front could prove to be a valuable asset against United.

Danny Ings
Attack stats
goalGoals
19
Total shots
59
Shots on target
34
Conversion rate
32%
Mins per goal
129
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Mason Greenwood: The young striker has been in imperious form, scoring in each of his last three outings.

Comfortable on either foot, the Academy graduate will be one to keep an eye on at Old Trafford.

TOP PERFORMERS

Southampton:


Goals:
Danny Ings 22
Nathan Redmond 5
James Ward-Prowse 5

Assists:
James Ward-Prowse 5
Ché Adams 4
Shane Long 4

James Ward-Prowse
Distribution stats
Passes completed
1.3K
Crosses
61
Assists
5
Chances created
63
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Man United:

Goals:

Anthony Martial 20
Marcus Rashford 20
Mason Greenwood 16

Assists:
Marcus Rashford 9
Daniel James 7
Anthony Martial 7

HEAD TO HEAD

Played 126
Saints 27
Draw 34
Man United 65

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

August 2019: Saints 1-1 Man United (Vestergaard)
March 2019: Man United 3-2 Saints ( Valery, Ward-Prowse)
December 2018: Saints 2-2 Man United (Armstrong, Cédric)
December 2017: Man United 0-0 Saints
September 2017: Saints 0-1 Man United

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Jannik Vestergaard of Southampton celebrates after making it 1-1 during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Jannik Vestergaard scored in the reverse fixture (Photo: Matt Watson)

DID YOU KNOW?

- Manchester United have won just two of their last six Premier League home games against Southampton (D2 L2), having won 13 of their first 14 against them at Old Trafford (D1).

- Southampton’s Danny Ings has opened the scoring in nine separate Premier League games this season - more than any other player.

- Ings (19) could become only the second Southampton player to reach 20+ goals in a 38-game Premier League season after James Beattie in 2002-03 (23).

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