Man Utd vs Southampton Head to Head Stats and Records: Manchester United travel to the St. Mary’s stadium after the loss against Crystal Palace. Let us take a look at the head to head statistics between them.
Manchester United will look to put the 1-2 loss against Crystal Palace behind as they look to bring their campaign back on track when they face Southampton in the Premier League. Manchester United had a dream start to the league, crushing Chelsea 4-0 in their opener. Everything has since gone downhill for them.
United should have been at the top of the table with all 9 points intact. However, their lack of finishing and spot kick woes have ensured that they only have 4 points to show for after 3 games. To make matters worse, they will be without two first team players in Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw.
The stats suggest that United are the overwhelming favorites heading into this match. Southampton have, after all, failed to beat them in their last 7 matches with their last victory coming in January 2016. The Red Devils have even managed to get the better of the Saints in away matches beating them 29 times out of 43 matches at Southampton.
However, Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer will have his task cut out when he faces the saints at the St. Mary’s stadium. The team is in disarray and that could easily be taken advantage of by Southampton as they themselves look to find their feet this season.
Man Utd vs Southampton Head to Head Stats and Records
Total number of matches played: 88
Matches won by Manchester United: 50
Matches won by Southampton: 17
Games Drawn: 21
Highest goal aggregate in a single match: 7 (Man Utd 5-2 Southampton 1971/72)
Man Utd’s biggest victory: Man Utd 6-1 Southampton 2001/02
Southampton’s biggest victory: Southampton 4-1 United 1969/70
Last time they met: Man Utd 3-2 Southampton 2nd March 2019
The Saints have not had the best of starts to their season, losing back to back matches against Burnley and Liverpool in the Premier League. They have since beaten Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League and Fulham in the League Cup. However, Manchester United will be a whole new challenge. Beating Solskjaer’s boys will give them a lot of confidence that would do them good in the gruelling English top flight.
Manchester United have played 3 matches this season and have come back with every result possible. A win, a draw and a loss. This does not bode well for a club of Manchester United’s stature and finance. Solskjaer’s aim this season is a top 4 finish. In order to do so, he has chosen to place his trust on youngsters. It is now that the boys need to vindicate their manager.
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