Match Pack: Saints vs Man United

By SFC Media time Sat 28 Nov Saints v Manchester United

Can Saints make it four home wins on the bounce and extend their unbeaten run? Get all the information you need in our Match Pack, in association with eToro...

THE MATCH


Southampton vs Manchester United
St Mary’s Stadium
Premier League
Sunday 29 November, 2pm GMT

THE OFFICIALS

 

Referee: Jonathan Moss

Assistants: Marc Perry, Dan Robathan

Fourth official: Graham Scott

VAR: Martin Atkinson

Assistant VAR: Timothy Wood

 

HOW TO WATCH


Saints fans can watch the game live on Sky Sports Premier League from 1pm or Sky Sports Main Event from 2pm. Supporters will need a Sky Sports subscription to watch the action from St Mary’s.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Southampton players celebrate after Theo Walcott(32) opens the scoring during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton at Molineux on November 23, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
The draw against Wolves extended Saints' unbeaten run to seven (Photo: Matt Watson)

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

The unbeaten run continued for Saints following the 1-1 draw against Wolves on Monday and the hosts currently sit fifth, three points behind leaders Tottenham and five places above Manchester United.

The Red Devils come into the game on a run of three consecutive wins, two of those in the Premier League. Ole Gunnar Solksjær can also create a new club record of eight successive top flight away wins with victory on the south coast.

TEAM NEWS

Ralph Hasenhüttl will still be without Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond, but has otherwise reported a clean bill of health.

The boss is hopeful that the pair could feature against Brighton & Hove Albion a week on Monday.

For Manchester United, midfield duo Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba are likely to be unavailable, along with former Saint Luke Shaw and Phil Jones.

Midfielder Jesse Lingard is now available after self-isolating due to COVID-19 regulations, with Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford all hopeful of being fit.

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THE MANAGERS

Ralph Hasenhüttl: “They are a good team, every team that has such quality when they play together is tough to win against.

“We need to find solutions to hurt them and create a few issues. If we do it together and well, it is possible and this what we need. We need a slight chance, see it and grab it with both hands.

Ole Gunnar Solksjær: "They've done well and have made great improvements.

"We drew twice with them last season, so this is a game we can make an improvement on."

ONES TO WATCH

Theo Walcott: Since joining on loan from Everton, Walcott has hit the ground running for Saints.

With one goal and two assists from four matches, the 31-year-old has enhanced the side's attacking prowess with the team scoring ten goals in those four games.

Bruno Fernandes: The Portuguese midfielder has been a stand out performer for United since his arrival in January.

The 26-year-old already has 14 goals to his name in 22 appearances, and will be a constant threat as shown with 14 attacking returns in the visitors' opening eight games this season.

Theo Walcott
Distribution stats
Passes completed
66
Crosses
0
Assists
2
Chances created
4
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TOP PERFORMERS

Inclusive of all competitions

Southampton:

Goals:

Danny Ings 5
Ché Adams, James Ward-Prowse 3
Jannik Vestergaard 2

Assists:

Ché Adams 3
Danny Ings, Theo Walcott, Stuart Armstrong 2
James Ward-Prowse, Kyle Walker-Peters 1

Man United:

Goals:

Bruno Fernandes 9
Marcus Rashford 8
Mason Greenwood, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial 2

Assists:

Bruno Fernandes 5
Marcus Rashford 3
Mason Greenwood, Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw 2

HEAD TO HEAD

Played: 127
Saints: 27
Draws: 35
Man Utd: 65

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

July 2020: Man Utd 2-2 Saints (Armstrong, Obafemi)
August 2019: Saints 1-1 Man Utd (Vestergaard)
March 2019: Man Utd 3-2 Saints (Valery, Ward-Prowse)
December 2018: Saints 2-2 Man Utd (Armstrong, Cédric)
December 2017: Man Utd 0-0 Saints

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Stuart Armstrong(17) of Southampton celebrates with James Ward-Prowse(L) during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton FC at Old Trafford on July 13, 2020 in Manchester, 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)
With four draws in their last five meetings, Saints hope to go one better. Photo: Matt Watson

DID YOU KNOW?


- Southampton have won each of their last three Premier League home games, winning 2-0 each time. They last won four in a row at St Mary’s back in May 2016.

 

- Southampton are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games (W5 D2), with only Tottenham on a longer current run in the competition. Saints last went longer without defeat between September-November 2013 under Mauricio Pochettino (8)

 

- Southampton’s Theo Walcott has scored three Premier League goals against Manchester United, with all of these coming at a different ground (Old Trafford, Emirates, Goodison Park).


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