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Southampton 1 v 1 Manchester United
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, 31st August 2019 Kick-off 12:00

Voting was locked for this match at midnight on Sunday 1st September but you may still add your mini match reports. Note that members and non-members alike were able to vote.

Angus Gunn7.5
Cedric Soares5.8
Jan Bednarek7.0
Jannik Vestergaard7.9
Kevin Danso5.9
Oriol Romeu7.8
Pierre Hojbjerg6.1
James Ward-Prowse5.6
Sofiane Boufal6.3
Che Adams5.0
Danny Ings5.5
Maya Yoshida6.1
Shane Long5.9
Stuart Armstrong5.5
6.1David De Gea
6.6Aaron Wan-Bissaka
5.5Victor Lindelof
5.7Harry Maguire
4.9Ashley Young
5.1Paul Pogba
5.7Scott McTominay
5.2Andreas Pereira
5.9Juan Mata
7.3Daniel James
5.2Marcus Rashford
4.7Jesse Lingard
5.0Mason Greenwood
4.8Nemanja Matic

Match Rating6.6 

Your Southampton v Manchester United Match Reports

I_would added 15:42 - Aug 31

Prowsey played his usual game. He is reliable.

NewburySaint added 15:45 - Aug 31

Great 1st 10, very poor rest of 1st half, great battling, tenacious 2nd half.
Not a lot more to say other Højbjerg still looks off the pace & JWP has still not turned up this season.......

vanmans added 15:54 - Aug 31


I_would added 16:30 - Aug 31

He's like a baby undroppable.

halftimeorange added 16:34 - Aug 31

Where were our two main strikers? Is Ings supposed to link up play between the midfield and the front - he certainly doesn't. Adams was never in the game - he doesn't work hard enough for me. JWP is consistently responsible for slowing up our forward movement or, indeed, stopping it altogether. Hail Oriol Romeu and Angus Gunn, both superb. And a word, too for a reinvigorated Boufal (why was he taken off instead of JWP?) and a clap on the back for Vestergaard who made several key interceptions. The usual imbalanced performance from referee Mike Dean but, I have to agree that Danso had to walk. Kevin is likely to spend a lot of this season suspended unless his brain clicks into gear. A brilliant result all in al however, United were beatable today and with eleven men we might have succeeded.

claus5 added 16:36 - Aug 31

PEH was so bad today he made Pogba look like a world beater. But for some reason he appears above critasism, if JWP played like that people would explode with rage. Congratulations to Vestagaard, he deserved that goal for an all round performance.

dirk_doone added 17:11 - Aug 31

Overall, a good team performance. United looked disorganised and shambolic at times and until Danso was sent off I thought we looked the more likely winners.

That was easily the best Vestergaard has played for us. I'd never rated him until today but a back 4 seems to suit him. Kevin Danso was very good. Pity about the red card.

As has been mentioned, our only real weak link was Ward-Prowse. The game just seemed to pass him by. I don't agree with the criticism of Hojbjerg. He had twice as many touches and tackles as Ward-Prowse, for whom he was trying to cover a lot of the time. I definitely would not play Ward-Prowse v Pompey. Hopefully, we'll have Djenepo back by then.

saintjf added 17:21 - Aug 31

Agree with halftime orange. What might have been with 11 men. Utd are not getting any better. Not sure about Adams but early days. He keeps up with game and hopefully sharpen up. Sadly I am not sure what Armstrong brings. Had high hopes for him but he struggles to keep up and loses the ball. Long still useful.Boufal so skillful at times. I would normally try and defend JWP but too slow and sideways today. A point is good with 10 men.

KriSaint added 19:53 - Aug 31

Very, very, very important point confidence wise and "season defining" wise. Good mood before the international break after which some very important winnable games will come.

Gunn: Good lad

Bednarek: Very reliable

Vestergaard: Best game in a Saints shirt. GREAT goal. Good timing. Good thinking. Focused for 96 minutes.

Soares: I really like the guy for his positivity and loyalty and obvious friendship-building skills, but his distribution today was not good. He didn´t look quick compared to Daniel James. I still think we need him, though.

Danso: Good game , Lad, a little unlucky with the second yellow as he actually DID touch the ball in that tackle! Looks like a very good signing. Can´t believe he can play left back so well AND take the ball forward with pace down the left hand side. Could ultimately have cost us the point but he didn´t!

Romeu: 3 years younger and 4 kilos lighter??? VERY good game.

JWP: Also approved performance but less brilliant than the 2 steel midfielders of ours. I think he deserves to stay in the team.

Højbjerg: Good game from our captain. But stop diving. Now.

Boufal: Good game. Very positive. He plays with a smile on his face and is dangerous. Well done Ralphy.

Ings: Well fought. I believe in him. We have not seen his best yet but I think it will come. I really do. Awesome assist vs Brighton in my book!!

Adams: Hmmmmmm. beter luck next time. I´d like Ralph to trust in him and keep him in the team for the next games, but I am beginning to worry a little bit because of his shitty finishing so far.

Long: Typical die hard fight, but stop bringing the ball to the corner in the final minutes and instantly give away a throw in. Take the ball inside and blast the ball in the net in stead. Honestly!

Yoshida: Great jump in. Several not so easy clearances. Seemed very confident and leading from first second.

Armstrong: I like him. Good engine. Good going forward and defending.

Happy weekend everybody.

underweststand added 21:19 - Aug 31

Some good saves from Angus Gunn....Cedric turning in a shift again despite obvious shortcomings... Bednarek and Vestergaard beginning to look like the best CB and one year on Vestergaard seems to have finally " come of age " -a very good performance.
Danso looked good before his red card, but like Djenepo he has to adapt to the pace of the Prem. and stop diving. Is Romeu really getting better ? ..he seems to be everywhere and is still our midfield hard man.
Hjobjerg looks a little out of place at the back but still does a captain's job all over the pitch.
Prowsie still hasn't found the form he had in the Spring, but puts himself about and shows creativity. Boufal already showing up as a most-improved player and made an excellent sub.for Redmond.
It just needs Adams to get his first goal and Ings to remember how to smile and start finding the net again.

A good result YES. Man Utd always complain about their absentees, and inconsistancy but with their resources they really ought to have done better in the last quarter against our 10 tired men.

SanMarco added 21:57 - Aug 31

Very good point given the sending off coming with a good 20 mins of play left.

PEH perhaps not at his best but I would cut him some slack. JWP still doesn't contribute enough for me - Danso good until that brainless tackle. The centre halves played pretty well, as did Romeu and the keeper. Boufal and Cedric gave their usual performances. The player I am worried about is Adams. I know it is early days but he looks like he's finding the step up tough. We were not great up front today. Ings and Adams do not (yet anyway) look much of a partnership.

Still, I would have settled for 4 pts from these first 4 games. We need to at least double that to 8 before we travel to Poopey and then the new Spuds patch...

KohSamuiSaints added 15:29 - Sep 1

Not a good or bad performance ... I wish Mario would bury the hatchet and boss our midfield ..JWP Would be good if it was American football when you could bring him on for corners and free kicks ... Mario Lamena .... SORT OUT WHATEVER YOU NEED TO DO AND PROVE TO EVERYONE WHST YOU CAN DO ON THE PITCH

SaintBrock added 20:49 - Sep 1

An outstanding performance by Romeu coloured in an otherwise somewhat gray and murky performance from both sides. Don't usually moan about refs but Mike Dean was simply dreadful today, so inconsistent it made your head ache just trying to figure out what he was seeing that most could not.

Danso behaving like a complete idiot didn't help us at all when we had a chance to win the game.

Ward Prowse! How come he gets to spectate for free pitch side when the rets of us have to pay £50

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