Manchester United welcomed Southampton at Old Trafford and after a fascinating 90 minutes, it ended in a 0-0 draw. Casemiro got a red card due to his heavy challenge to Alcarez in the first half. Southampton tried their best as they hit the pole couple of times but weren’t able to get a goal. David De Gea performed brilliantly throughout the match & took away a huge point for United. Bruno Fernandes’ curler hit the pole in the second half while James’ freekick also hit the pole. Manchester United holds themselves in the third position in the Premier League 2022-23 Table while Southampton is still in the 20th position.
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Premier League 2022-23: Manchester United vs Southampton Match Report
Southampton decided to press the opposition right from the start. They needed a win as they are in the last position on the points table. On the other side, United needed a win as they were thrashed by Liverpool in the last game of the Premier League by 7-0 at Anfield. United relied on their main man Rashford for his pace. Both the teams made plenty of chances in the first half, most of them were from Southampton. David de Gea kept the scoreline 0-0 with a magnificent save in the 23rd minute when Walcott attempted a clear header for the first goal. Rashford also found a chance when Southampton Shotstopper Gavin Buzunu kept him silent. Manchester United suffered a big blow in the 32nd minute When Casemiro had to go back to the stands by claiming a red card. At first, he got the yellow card for a heavy challenge on Alcarez but after checking on VAR, the decision got overturned and resulted in a red card because Casemiro’s foot was high. The scoreline remained 0-0 till the end of the first half.
Southampton dominated the second half as United were down to 10 men in the first half. James ward Prowse got a free kick in the right position, where he can be the most dangerous man for any opposition. An outstanding shot from James but it hit the pole and United survived big time. A couple of minutes after Bruno Fernandes hit the pole and Southampton got away alive. Theo Walcott got a one v one chance against De Gea, but he kept Walcott out from scoring. Pallestri played brilliantly when he got subbed in by Erik Ten Hag. He created a couple of chances for Manchester United, but they failed to finish. Southampton kept the majority of possession while United relied on Counters. Southampton attempted 17 shots, of which 4 were in target but they still couldn’t deliver. Manchester United fought till the end & got away with a huge point despite they played with 10 men for like 60 minutes.