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Manchester United 9-0 Southampton: Equals Premier League Record

Manchester United won with a record-breaking margin of nine goals against Southampton at home by 9-0 in the Premier League.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, two goals from Anthony Martial, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Dan James were the seven different goal scorers for United and another one came from an own goal from Jan Bednarek.

Ralph Hasenhuttl now concedes 9 goals in back to back seasons. Last season they conceded 9 goals at home after going down to 10 men and the same situation happened this time as well.

With this win, Manchester United remain 2nd in the table with 44 points in 22 games and Southampton go down to the 12th place with 29 points in 21 games.

Manchester United 9-0 Southampton team news:

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made only one change from their draw on the weekend against Arsenal as Paul Pogba dropped down to the bench and Mason Greenwood started the game.

Anthony Martial was on the bench for his recent poor performance and Edinson Cavani led the line for United. 

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl made four changes in his side from their last defeat against Aston Villa. Che Adam came back to the side and Theo Walcott was out injured. 

Manchester United 9-0 Southampton Post-match analysis:

It was the worst possible start for the Saints after their young midfielder Alexandre Jankewitz was sent off before the game wasn’t even 90 seconds old and the consequence of that they were trailing by 4-0 in the halftime mark.

Manchester United opened their account on 18th minute from Luke Shaw’s great cross to another wing-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s great finish in the back post.

Solskjær’s boys didn’t require to wait long for the second after a great cut back of Greenwood from the right side, easily finished by Marcus Rashford.

The evening got even worse for Hasenhuttl when a strong and wicked cross of Rashford across the six yards box deflected in by Saints defender Jan Bednarek.

After missing sitters in the previous game, Cavani got his goal from yet another delicious cross from Shaw and a great headed finish by Cavani.

Southampton managed to shorten the margin of the deficit from Che Adam but VAR showed he was offside by millimetre. He also missed an open goal in the second half.

Manchester United scored the fifth from the goal of Martial and Bruno Fernandes gave the assist. Martial won the penalty for the seventh goal which sent off the Southampton defender Bednarek. Fernandes made no mistake to convert the penalty.

Scott McTominay scored a long-ranger which gave six goals lead for the Red Devils and Martial scored the 8th goal on the 90-minute mark against nine-man Saints.

In the end, United scored the final and 9th goal from a headed cutback from Bruno Fernandes to give a simple tap-in for Dan James.

Notable Performances:

Bruno Fernandes(CAM) – (9/10)(Manchester United): Scored the seventh goal from the penalty spot and also assisted two goals. He was excellent in this match.

Anthony Martial(CF) – (8/10)(Manchester United): Came on at the second half in place of Cavani and scored two goals and won a penalty.

Alexandre Jankewitz(CM) – (N/A)(Southampton FC): He was sent off on the 90-second of the game. the young man could not control his nerve in his first league start.

Manchester United will play against Everton on 6th February in Premier League and Southampton will play away to Newcastle United on Saturday in the league. 

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