Man of the Match: Southampton vs Man Utd (Premier League)

It is so frustrating and heart-in-the-mouth being a United fan. United two down at half time from Southampton’s dead ball set pieces and looking to have lost the game, in spite of playing lovely football throughout the whole 90 minutes. In my view De Gea was at fault in both Southampton goals. In the second goal he was evidently not well prepared for James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick that ended in his injury. He had been beaten by a similar shot in mid-week and it was evident that the Saints would thus go for that near post. This could be the opportunity the Boss was looking for to give Henderson a run of games without humiliating David.

With Donny van de Beek making his first Premier League start, United missed clear chances galore, with Greenwood being the main culprit. The second half was a different matter when Cavani replaced Greenwood. Henderson was just a spectator, and while United still had chances galore, from Rashford and Cavani, in the end justice was served.

United are surpassed only by Leicester City in scoring goals in the last 15 minutes of the game.

In my view Edinson Cavani deserves to be the Man of the Match. Although just a half-time substitute, Edinson brought energy to United’s attack and changed the entire game. He set up Bruno Fernandes for United’s first before the Uruguayan’s 74th-minute instinctive header brought the sides level. Until in ‘Fergie Time’, Cavani swooped to rescue the three points for United. Roy Keane thinks Edinson Cavani could turn out to be a ‘huge signing’ for Manchester United.

United are now up to 7th, just five points below joint leaders Liverpool and Spurs.

It’s now PSG at home on Wednesday, before a trip to London to face West Ham on Saturday.

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