Southampton vs Man Utd LIVE: Premier League latest score and goal updates as Casemiro starts on bench


‘Spirit high after beating Liverpool’ – Ten Hag on morale-boosting win

Manchester United travel to Southampton for Saturday’s early Premier League kick off as they look to build on the back of their impressive 2-1 victory over Liverpool last time out. Erik ten Hag’s men displayed a level of energy and intensity that has been lacking at Old Trafford in recent times and avoided a third consecutive defeat after losses to Brighton and Brentford.

There is a now an optimism around the team and they will have to live up to their own standards if they are to beat a Southampton side that recorded their first win of the season against Leicester City last weekend.

After a 4-1 hammering from Tottenham and a 2-2 draw with Leeds, the Saints responded to a James Maddison goal to come from behind and claim a 2-1 victory away at the Foxes thanks to Che Adams’ brace. It was their second game in a row that they’ve claim points from losing positions and manager Ralph Hasenhuttl will be hoping to get stuck into this shaky Manchester United side this afternoon.

Follow all the action from St Mary’s as Southampton host Manchester United in the Premier League:

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Kick off: Southampton 0-0 Man Utd

Southampton get the ball rolling at St Mary’s and fizz it long down the right side where it gets booted clear of the Man Utd box and sent out of play for an early Saints throw in.

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Southampton vs Man Utd

Bruno Fernandes once again captains Manchester United with Harry Maguire having to settle for a place on the bench. The Red Devils will be hoping to start quickly as they did against Liverpool.

James Ward-Prowse leads Southampton out of the tunnel and onto the pitch.

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Ten Hag on learning lessons

Erik ten Hag spoke about Manchester United learning lessons from their defeats to Brighton and Brentford earlier this year and how his squad can respond from those defeats.

He said: “We know what the demands are and as a team, we have to learn from the games against Brighton and against Brentford. But of course, the game against Liverpool gives us a lot of confidence.

“Players now know and they believe that they can do it, but it’s about attitude, it’s about focus to bring this every game on the pitch.”

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Old mates

Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro warm-up at St Mary’s. The duo last played together during their days at Real Madrid and now link up once again, this time for Manchester United.

How will they fare this season?

(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

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Ralph Hasenhuttl expects Manchester United to be challenging for silverware

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl expects weekend opponents Manchester United to be eyeing silverware this season, despite an unconvincing start to Erik ten Hag’s reign.

A new era at Old Trafford began with defeat to Brighton and a thrashing at Brentford before United silenced some of their critics by beating bitter rivals Liverpool on Monday evening.

The 20-time English champions, who came into the 2022-23 season on the back of their worst Premier League campaign from a points perspective, have been further boosted by the big-money arrival of midfielder Casemiro from Real Madrid.

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Southampton vs Man Utd

Three of Southampton’s five goals scored in the league this season have come from substitutes with Che Adams bagging two in the Saints’ win over Leicester last time out.

Manchester United, meanwhile, are trying to avoid defeats in each of their opening two away league games of a season, a sequence they last recorded in 1973.

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Ward-Prowse looking to improve

Southampton midfielder James Ward Prowse, spoke to BT Sport in the build-up to kick off saying: “I want to improve year on year and I have done the last couple of years.

“I will be trying to get 10 goals or above this season, maybe more goals from open play. Playing the way we have been playing gives me more licence to get into the box.

“Against any good team you have to be aggressive and that’s a big factor in the way we play and you have to identify their threats.”

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Southampton’s star man?

James Ward-Prowse has nine goals and six assists in his last 25 league appearances but the Saints captain is yet to score at St Mary’s in 2022 – a run of 11 top-flight games.

Is today the day he ends that run?

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Manchester United transfer target demands to leave Ajax after second bid rejected

Antony has publicly expressed his desire to leave Ajax after the Eredivise club rejected a €90m (£76m) bid from Manchester United.

The 22-year-old winger is United’s priority transfer target during the final week of the window but the Old Trafford club’s latest bid was rejected on Friday.

United had already seen a bid of €80m (£68m) rejected last week, with Ajax holding out for closer to their €100m asking price due to a lack of time to find a replacement.

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Man Utd boss explains team selection

Erik ten Hag spoke to BT Sport before kick off to explain why he decided to name an unchanged team for today’s game.

He says: “We have a squad that’s quite competitive, it’s always difficult decisions. We had a really good performance on Monday then we stick to it.

“It’s also to give Casemiro the time. He has not played 90 minutes, he has to adapt to England and to Manchester United and it’s to give him time to integrate into the team.”

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