TEAMS: Southampton vs Manchester United


Southampton: Forster; Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand; Davis, Mané, Wanyama; Long, Tadić, Pellè.
Subs: K Davis, Gardos, Mayuka, Isgrove, Reed, Targett, Hesketh

Manchester United: De Gea, McNair, Smalling, Rojo, Valencia, Carrick, Fellaini, Young, Mata, Rooney, van Persie
Subs: Lindegaard, Evans, Herrera, Fletcher, Januzaj, Wilson, Falcao



  • Both of last season’s league games ended 1-1. The eight previous meetings had all ended with United victories, five of which were at Southampton.
  • Saints’ last victory over United was in August 2003 – James Beattie scoring the only goal of the game at St Mary’s.
  • This is the first Premier League game contested by two Dutch managers.


  • Southampton are on a three-match winless run (D1, L2).
  • They have only scored one goal in those three matches.
  • Saints have taken 16 points from a possible 21 at home.
  • Ronald Koeman’s side have kept clean sheets in half of their 14 league games this season.
  • Only 15 players have started a Premier League game for Southampton this season, the lowest tally of any club; a league-high 26 players have started for Manchester United.
  • After nine goals in his first 12 Southampton games in all competitions, Graziano Pelle has not scored in his last five.

Manchester United

  • United have won four successive league matches for the first time in 2014.
  • They have only lost one of their last nine league games (W6, D2).
  • Only six of United’s 25 points this season have come away from home.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored five goals in five Premier League starts against Southampton.
  • David de Gea is the only United ever-present this season – he has yet to miss a minute of action.

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