Southampton vs Manchester United LIVE: Premier League latest score today


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Follow live coverage as Southampton welcome Manchester United to St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat against Everton in their opening game of the new season, with the sales of Danny Ings and Jannik Vestergaard leaving the Saints in a precarious position. The club has been boosted by captain James Ward-Prowse’s decision to renew his contract, though, after serious interest from Aston Villa and new striker Adam Armstrong will be aiming to get his goal tally up and running.

That may well prove a difficult task against a United side full of confidence, though. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side thrashed Leeds 5-1 last weekend, with Bruno Fernandes scoring a hat-trick as Paul Pogba laid on four assists, and there is a positive atmosphere around the club at present, in large part due to the signings of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, who should both feature this afternoon. Some uncertainty does still linger in the form of Pogba’s contract, with the Frenchman now into the last 12 months of his deal, but Solskjaer insisted the World Cup winner will not be sold this summer. “For me, to make players stay at Man United, when you see a good squad and get good results that helps and we want to win things,” he said. Follow all the action from St Mary’s live below:

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Southampton 0 – 0 Man Utd

11 mins: Martial receives the ball on the left side and is clipped by Ward-Prowse giving United another free kick. Luke Shaw swings this one into the back post and finds Paul Poga. He brings the ball down and pokes it at goal only for Mahammed Salisu to stick out a leg and block the ball behind for a corner.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 14:12

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Close! Man Utd hit the crossbar!

Southampton 0 – 0 Man Utd

8 mins: Bruno Fernandes whips the free kick into the box. Victor Lindelof throws himself at the ball but it bounces through to Harry Maguire and loops up. The ball drops onto the crossbar and rebounds out to Anthony Martial. He whips his head onto the ball and turns it towards goal only to have the effort cleared off the line!

Michael Jones22 August 2021 14:08

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Southampton 0 – 0 Man Utd

6 mins: Saints have started well. Theo Walcott finds a yard of space on the right side and cuts a pass back into the centre of the box but United are able to clear.

The visitors work the ball over to the right wing and win a free kick.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 14:07

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Save! De Gea pushes Ward-Prowse’s shot wide

Southampton 0 – 0 Man Utd

3 mins: James Ward-Prowse takes the free kick and goes for goal. He loops the ball over the one-man wall and sends it towards the near bottom corner. The ball bounces in front of a leaping David De Gea but he manages to push the shot wide of the post and out for a corner.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 14:03

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Southampton 0 – 0 Man Utd

Kick off: Both sides kneel before Southampton kick off the match. The ball is sent up towards Che Adams but Aaron Wan-Bissaka comes over the top of the striker and knocks him to the ground. Free kick to Southampton.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 14:01

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Southampton vs Man Utd

The teams make their way out onto the pitch at St. Mary’s. Harry Maguire leads out Manchester United in their blue and yellow away kit. Kick off is next.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 13:57

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Southampton vs Man Utd

Southampton have kept just one clean sheet in 22 league matches, conceding 52 goals during that period whilst Manchester United have been awarded 49 penalties in 152 games in all competitions under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 15 more than any other Premier League side.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 13:51

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United’s star players

Manchester United’s talisman, Bruno Fernandes, can equal Gabriel Jesus’ record of 26 away fixtures undefeated from the beginning of his Premier League career if United avoid defeat today.

Edinson Cavani is left out of the Man Utd squad. He only played 45 minutes of each league game against Southampton last season but still scored three goals and assisted one.

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Michael Jones22 August 2021 13:48

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Saints’ front line

Adam Armstrong can become only the third player in Southampton’s history to score in his first two Premier League appearances for the club if he nets against Man Utd today.

Strike partner Che Adams has scored two goals and provided two assists in his last four league games, matching his total goal involvements from his previous 21 appearances.

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Michael Jones22 August 2021 13:44

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Record chasers

If Manchester United avoid defeat against Southampton today they will match Arsenal’s top-flight record of 27 games unbeaten away from home but the Red Devils have gone nine matches without a clean sheet in all competitions.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 13:39



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