Manchester United Drops Points in Southampton

Published on 31-Aug-2019 by srijan213

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Manchester United Drops Points in Southampton

Don't look now, but the Red Devils haven't won an away match in the Premiership in their last eight tries.

OK, do look now, because everyone else is.

After a 10-man Southampton side held Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's crew to a 1-1 draw at St Mary's -- Daniel James opened the scoring as Jannik Vestergaard leveled for the hosts -- the Norwegian was reduced to being a PR flak.

Dude accurately claimed Manchester United's dominating play and creating chances, but clinical finishing has been non-existent. Of course, that and £3.80 will get you a pint along the South Coast.


United parried an early surge from Southamption and then jumped on their first decent opportunity.

10 minutes in, Scott McTominay fed James, andd the Welshman fired a superb ball home past Angus Gunn:


After that, Solsjaer's comments rang true.

The Devils dominated but wasted chance after chance. Dudes should've scored through James again and Aaron Wan Bissaka ...


As in no lie.

Solsjaer knows of what he speaks:

But he's not paid to pile up stats, so it's up to him to fix it.

The balance of United's futility in those numbers came in their scoreless second half. However, the Saints managed to get on the board.

On 58 minutes, Kevin Danso connected with Veestergard, who powered home past David de Gea:


After that, they were the one who should've turned things around but for a drastic turn of events.

The same Danso who was a key in generating the equalizer saw his second yellow, leaving the Saints down a man from the 73rd minute onward.

Suffice to say, dude's teammates rose to the occasion, defending their turf time after time.


United pushed hard for the winner, but the ultimate story was too many wasted too many chances.

All told, the Devils haven't triumphed on the road since Paris Saint-Germain in March, and their dry run on the road has left them with a paltry five points in four matches during the early season.

That's not the way to remain employed at Old Trafford.