• PREVIEW: Manchester United vs SAINTS - Premier League - 2016/17





    MANCHESTER UNITED V SOUTHAMPTON
    FRIDAY 19TH OF MAY - OLD TRAFFORD
    20:00 KICK-OFF



    Match Officials:

    Referee - Anthony Taylor
    Assistant - Richard West
    Assistant - Adrian Holmes
    4th Official - Andre Marriner



    TEAM NEWS

    Ryan Bertrand is Southampton's only confirmed absentee, with José Fonte in line to make his first appearance of the new Premier League season.



    PREDICTED XI: Forster; Cédric, Fonte, Van Dijk, Targett; Romeu; Højbjerg, Davis; Tadić; Redmond, Long.




    THE FORMBOOK

    (league games)


    MANCHESTER UNITED: W

    Goals Scored: 3
    Goals Conceded: 1


    SOUTHAMPTON: D

    Goals Scored: 1
    Goals Conceded: 1




    LAST TIME WE MET

    Saturday the 23rd of January, 2016
    Barclays Premier League

    MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 SOUTHAMPTON


    Attendance: 75,408

    GOALS: Austin - 87'


    MANCHESTER UNITED: De Gea; Darmian (McNair - 60'), Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson (Januzaj - 86'); Schneiderlin, Herrera; Lingard, Fellaini (Mata - 45'), Martial; Rooney.

    Unused Subs: Romero, Valera, Pereira, Depay.


    SOUTHAMPTON: Forster; Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand; Cédric, Clasie (Romeu - 67'), Wanyama, Targett; Tadić (Ward-Prowse - 67'); Long, Mané (Austin - 79').

    Unused Subs: Stekelenburg, Martina, Yoshida, Juanmi.



    STORY OF THE GAME:

    Charlie Austin made an instant impact on his Southampton debut to grab all three points for Ronald Koeman's side.

    Saints chalked up a second consecutive win at Old Trafford when Austin emerged from the bench before finding space in the area to thump home a header from a James Ward-Prowse free-kick.

    The match was otherwise dour and contained few by way of clear chances, with Louis van Gaal and his side booed off after going eight hours and 26 minutes without scoring a first half goal at Old Trafford.



    Claude's Conclusion





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