• PREVIEW: Manchester United vs SAINTS - Barclays Premier League - 2015-16



    MANCHESTER UNITED VS SOUTHAMPTON
    SATURDAY THE 23RD OF JANUARY - OLD TRAFFORD - 15:00 KICK-OFF



    Match Officials:

    Referee - Mike Jones
    Assistant - A Garratt
    Assistant - I Hussin
    4th Official - T Harrington




    TEAM NEWS

    Charlie Austin is in line for his Saints debut, but Graziano Pellè is still a doubt with a continued knee problem.

    Jay Rodriguez is about three weeks away from a return.



    PREDICTED XI: Forster; Cédric, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand; Clasie, Wanyama, S. Davis; Mané, Long, Tadić.




    THE FORMBOOK

    (league games)


    MANCHESTER UNITED: LLDWDW

    Goals Scored: 7
    Goals Conceded: 8


    SOUTHAMPTON: LWLLWW

    Goals Scored: 10
    Goals Conceded: 5




    LAST TIME WE MET

    Saturday the 20th of September, 2015
    Barclays Premier League


    SOUTHAMPTON 2-3 MANCHESTER UNITED

    Attendance: 31,588

    GOALS: Pellè - 13' and 86'; Martial - 34' and 50', Mata 68'.



    SOUTHAMPTON: Stekelenburg; Yoshida, Fonte, Van Dijk, Targett (Martina - 45'); Romeu (S. Davis - 56'), Ward-Prowse (Long - 76'), Wanyama; Mané, Pellè, Tadić.

    Unused Subs: K. Davis, Cédric, Juanmi, Rodriguez.



    MANCHESTER UNITED: De Gea; Darmian (Valencia - 45'), Smalling, Blind, Rojo (McNair - 69'); Carrick (Schweinsteiger - 60'), Schneiderlin; Mata, Rooney, Depay; Martial.

    Unused Subs: Romero, Young, Herrera, Fellaini.




    STORY OF THE GAME:

    Saints ended up losing to Louis van Gaal's men, despite taking the lead within the opening quarter of an hour thanks to Graziano Pellè.

    The Red Devils failed to get firing early on and were punished when Pellè pounced on a loose ball after a save from David De Gea.

    United then equalised with their first shot on target, with Anthony Martial firing in from inside the area before seizing on a back-pass from Maya Yoshida to complete the turnaround.

    Juan Mata then scored the visitors' third goal to put daylight between the two sides.

    Pellè then got himself on the scoresheet again, heading past De Gea with four minutes of time remaining as Saints mounted a late charge as they looked to level the scores in the burning embers of the encounter.




    Koeman's Konklusion





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