Southampton – Manchester United: The Red Devils scores (1-1)


The Red Devils may have regrets. After starting the game perfectly, opening the scoring in the 10th minute, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men thought they might have done the hard part of the day. Except that the Saints have returned, and have held that it costs their draw point.

Manchester United, however, showed all its qualities in the first minutes, alternating possession phases and fast attacks, with a high pressing and many quick recoveries. In the 10th minute, one of them allowed United to have a surplus played perfectly by the men in black. McTominay shifts Daniel James, who sets a defender and adjusts a powerful unstoppable strike for Alex McCarthy. In the continuity of their goal, the Red Devils generally dominated the first period, being very little put in danger by offensives of the Saints.

At the start of the second act, the Saint Mary Stadium reinvigorated, the reds and whites return with all other intentions and the Bouffal, Ings or Adams combined more to undermine the defense of Manchester. The latter found the fault, a header of their central defender remained in the front posts after a corner, Vestergaard. At the 73rd, Southampton's left-back, Danso, was guilty of a loose tackle inspired, which earned him a second yellow card. The last minutes of Manchester United, 11 against 10, were related to a defense attack. The first goal of the Danish defender with Southampton allows his club to glean a point against Manchester home. Manchester United have taken just two points in their last three Premier League games.

The notes :

David De Gea (5): Not very sought after, he made a bad decision in the 58th minute, following the Southampton corner that brought the goal of the premises. For the rest, he was not uninteresting in the game on foot.

Wan Bissaka (5): Highly offensively, Manchester's right-back also managed to hold a loose Boufal. At the recovery and the projection on the first goal of the meeting, it was somewhat extinguished in the second period, less available on its corridor, and lost some interesting balloons.

Victor Lindelof (4): Solid behind, he did not experience a hitch in the first half, like his team. In the second half, he is somewhat lax on his marking, leading to the equalization of Southampton. Overall, he makes a less striking impression than his defense friend.

Harry Maguire (6): Much more involved in the construction of the game than his central defense sidekick, Harry Maguire has multiplied the cover races and disgusted Southampton strikers one after the other.

Ashley Young (5): As usual, the Englishman spared no effort. Always interesting on kick shots and on the offensive phases where he brings the quality of center of his right pate, the former Aston Villa has made a serious performance.

Scott McTominay (7): A full match from the Scotsman. Decisive passer, he was close to score and had admired his quality of typing and intelligence game throughout the meeting. Also in the tempo at the level of recovery, the young (22 years) Mancunian is the man of the match.

Paul Pogba (3): The head elsewhere? The impression given by Paul Pogba today is that of a player who has little interest in what surrounds him. Multiplying the losses of balls (he lost 3 consecutively in the 45th minute), without ever fluidifying his game and simplify his transmissions, he has never been successful. When he had the ball in the offensive area, he never made the right choice.

Daniel James (6): A great goal, he launched his match as he had finished the one against Crystal Palace (lost by his 1-2, at Old Trafford). However, the rest of the meeting was more difficult for him, who lacked lucidity in the last gesture on many occasions.

Juan Mata (7): Always in the blow, the Spaniard has created uninterrupted breaches in the last meters of the Saints. Very intelligent in his travels, he was available and did what he knows how to do: guide the game and create gaps. At 31, he is unfortunately no longer very fresh and had to be replaced in the 68th.

Andreas Pereira (3): Weak link offensive sector of the Mancunians, he was not successful. Guilty of the loss of rough bullets, he just does not seem to be confident, he pleads vocally after each of his bad choices.

Marcus Rashford (5): Very few exploitable balloons for "Rashy", which will have been followed closely by the rearguard of the Saints. He who needs space was rather in his element in the first period, where he tried to take the best defense on long balls, without success. In the second half, his profile did not help Manchester United, who used and abused centers to the opposing surface.

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