Bruno Fernandes scored a brilliant volley to help Manchester United produce one of the narrow football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. After a devastating 4-0 loss to Brentford, United hit back with a home win over rivals Liverpool. Both sides had a share of the possession in the first half before Fernandes scored the only goal of the game in the 55th minute.
Southampton: Bazunu (7), Walker-Peters (7), Bella-Kotchap (8), Salisu (6), Djenepo (6), Lavia (6), Ward-Prowse (7), Elyounoussi (6), Aribo (6), A Armstrong (6), Adams (6).
Subs: S Armstrong (6), Mara (n/a), Lynaco (n/a), Perraud (n/a).
Man Utd: De Gea (7), Dalot (7), Varane (8), Martinez (8), Malacia (7), McTominay (7), Eriksen (6), Fernandes (7), Sancho (6), Rashford (6), Elanga (7).
Subs: Ronaldo (6), Casemiro (n/a), Fred (n/a).
Man of the match: Lisandro Martinez.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag: “I think we did a lot better [than] against Brentford. I saw a team on the pitch, good organization, fighting for each other, and I think there were also some really good moments from playing football. We scored finally in the best part of Man United after half-time. I think that 10-15 minutes was really good. We played a really good possession game and scored a wonderful goal. There is a lot of room for improvement, that’s quite clear, but for me that is normal. Communication is always tough, that’s one. Second is cooperation with the team, which is new.”
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl: “I think the performance was very good. I [did not] have one player in the team where I could say I wasn’t happy about his performance, and that shows you after the game that you did a good job with the quality we have, with the weapons we have to stress them. We had a lot of chances created today and didn’t give them a lot, so from this part, I think we matched them.”
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