Southampton out to stop rot against Man United

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League meetings with Southampton (W4 D5), though are looking to complete their first league double over them since their title winning campaign of 2012-13.

Southampton out to stop rot against Man UnitedHaving lost 13 of their first 14 Premier League away games against Man Utd (D1), Southampton have lost just two of their last seven visits to Old Trafford (W2 D3).

Manchester United have come from behind to win 10 different Premier League games against Southampton, including a 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture at St Mary’s this season. No side has come from behind to beat another more often in the competition’s history (Man Utd also 10 vs Newcastle).

Of all teams to have played at least 10 Premier League games in a specific month, no-one has a higher win rate than Manchester United do in February, with the Red Devils winning 68 of their 100 February games in the competition.

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Manchester United have lost four of their 10 Premier League home games so far this season (W4 D2) – it’s already the third highest number of defeats the Red Devils have suffered in a single Premier League campaign, after 2001-02 (6) and 2013-14 (7).

Southampton have failed to score in each of their last two Premier League away games, having only failed to find the net in two of their previous 25 on the road. Saints last went three without scoring in October 2018 under Mark Hughes.

Manchester United have drawn four Premier League matches goalless this season – in only three previous seasons have they had more: five in 2015/16 and six in both 2004/05 and 2016/17.

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Southampton have lost their last three Premier League games, more than they had in their previous 15 (W8 D5 L2). They last lost four in a row in the competition in April 2018.

Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse’s direct free-kick goal against Manchester United in the November meeting between the sides was the eighth direct free-kick scored in this Premier League fixture, the joint-most of any fixture in Premier League history along with Liverpool versus Man Utd.

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani came off the bench to score twice and assist once against Southampton in their 3-2 win in November. The last Red Devils player to score 2+ goals in consecutive Premier League appearances against an opponent was Cristiano Ronaldo versus West Ham in October 2008.