Southampton Battle To Draw 1–1 With Manchester United

Manchester United escaped with a draw on Sunday afternoon at Southampton.

‘The Red Devils’ had a great start of the season after they demolished Leeds United with a 5-1 victory in the opening round, but the Saints played well and fully deserved their first point of the season.

The hosts took the lead in the 30th minute when Che Adams’ shot deflected off Fred beyond keeper David de Gea.

Mason Greenwood scored the equalizer 10 minutes after the break.

United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried to attack the three points sending in the £73m man Jadon Sancho.

Surprisingly it was Southampton who created the best opportunity through Adam Armstrong but United goalkeeper De Gea did his job.

Solskjaer was quite disappointed after the match.

“Overall, I think we created enough chances to win it and played some decent football at times; then again we could have lost it but for a very good save from De Gea. It’s a point from a losing position but it’s not what we wanted.”

“We weathered the storm in the first two or three minutes after some set-plays, then we played some good football ourselves, created chances from set-plays and when they scored that was more or less out of nowhere.”

”Football can go from one extreme to the other and he goes straight through Bruno’s hip so that’s a foul, but we should react better anyway, we should do better, just block the shot and make sure mistakes won’t cost us,” said the Norwegian.

In the other two Sunday games, the visitors left with victories.

Tottenham defeated Wolverhampton 1-0 at Molineux Stadium with Dele Alli’s penalty in the 9th minute. Harry Kane made his season debut entering the game in 72nd minute.

In the day’s London derby, Chelsea beat Arsenal by 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium with the first-half goals from Romelu Lukaku on his second debut and Reece James.