Man United v Southampton Live Reddit Score 12/2/2022
Two sides who suffered contrasting fortunes in midweek prepare for battle in Saturday’s Premier League lunchtime clash as Manchester United welcome Southampton to Old Trafford. The Red Devils were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley in midweek, while Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men ran out 3-2 winners in a pulsating clash with Tottenham Hotspur. All eyes were on the impending mammoth battle between Man United’s Harry Maguire and Burnley’s new talisman Wout Weghorst at Turf Moor, but it was the ex-Wolfsburg striker who towered over his opposite number physically and metaphorically in a well-deserved point for the Clarets. Paul Pogba smashed home the opening goal after Raphael Varane thought he had broken the deadlock only to see VAR overturn his effort, and Burnley responded straight away in the second period through Jay Rodriguez after Weghorst beat Maguire all ends up.
The long line of underwhelming results for Man United continues, with Ralf Rangnick unable to inspire an immediate upturn in fortunes following their miserable FA Cup exit, and the Red Devils have now dropped to fifth in the table after West Ham United’s win over Watford. Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are both breathing down the Red Devils’ necks as the race for Champions League football hots up, and while the draw with Burnley did extend Man United’s unbeaten streak in the Premier League to four matches, it was certainly two points dropped rather than one gained. However, Rangnick’s side can boast a positive record of four wins from their last five in the Premier League at Old Trafford ahead of this contest, but Southampton are no strangers to taking points off Big Six sides on their own turf, as evidenced in midweek.
Allowing James Ward-Prowse all the time in the world to pick out his intended target often has fatal consequences for the opposition, and Tottenham Hotspur were simply outplayed by the dead-ball specialist and his team in North London on Wednesday night. Jan Bednarek’s own goal and Armando Broja’s finish saw the two sides level pegging at 1-1 in the first half – although the Saints should have arguably killed the game off by the half-time whistle – but headers from Mohamed Elyounoussi and Che Adams sunk the Lilywhites, who had a last-minute leveller from Steven Bergwijn ruled out for offside. The emotion of the occasion so very nearly got the better of Ralph Hasenhuttl once again, with the Austrian’s side now boasting four wins from their last six in all competitions and occupying 10th spot in the table as a result.
While such an impressive victory at the home of Tottenham may cause some apprehension within the hosts’ ranks at Old Trafford, the Saints have now conceded at least two goals in their last eight away matches in all competitions, with their Premier League tally of 26 conceded on the road the joint-worst record in the division alongside Leeds United. The Red Devils will need no second invitation to expose such frailties as they did at Old Trafford last season – nine was fine for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men on that unforgettable occasion – and a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s earlier this season extended Southampton’s winless run against Man United to 12 games in all competitions. It’s a quick-fire turnaround for both Manchester United and Southampton this weekend as the two contest Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off.
Following a round of midweek fixtures, they could not be approaching the game in differing moods. United, once again, failed to win what looked like a thoroughly winnable affair away at basement boys Burnley, while Southampton pulled off quite the comeback to beat Tottenham in dramatic fashion. The club have confirmed that Alex Telles is back in training after testing positive for Covid-19, although Fred will miss out having contracted the virus. Eric Bailly is still missing with an ankle injury but perhaps Jesse Lingard could return to the starting lineup having been recalled late on at Turf Moor. Manchester United host Southampton in the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday, as the Saints return to Old Trafford for the first time since our Premier League record-equalling 9-0 victory over Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side last February.
The top-flight clash follows on from the 1-1 draw at Burnley in midweek and the Reds are now unbeaten in four games in the division, despite slipping out of the top four after the visit to Turf Moor. With games coming thick and fast, it’s a position we’ll be hoping to recover on Saturday and here’s all the essential information ahead of the game. Matchday coverage will also be available via the Manchester United App and on our website, including team news, regular updates and reaction. Two-minute highlights can be viewed from 17:15 GMT on Saturday, while MUTV will broadcast the full game the following day.
NAME: Manchester United – Southampton
DATE: 12 Feb 2022
TIME: 12:30 UTC
VENUE: Old Trafford, Manchester, England