Bruno Fernandes scored his first Premier League goal of the season to give Manchester United a hard-fought victory at Southampton.
The Portuguese midfielder volleyed home from inside the box in the 55th minute for the only goal of the game.
Nothing comes of it, and it was another three points for Erik ten Hag’s all-new Manchester United. They break their seven-match losing run away from home with today’s victory at the St. Mary’s Park.
Fernandes, who missed from close range in the first half, swept the ball majestically into the bottom left from the edge of the box with an assist from Dalot to give the Reds the lead on the 55th minute.
First away clean sheet since December and seems a long time that United went a year without losing on the road, and now they get their first clean sheet on the road since December.
Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane were excellent in the second half to help them close off the game, and it may not have been the prettiest performance, but the result is what matters – at least to United fans.
Former Real Madrid, defender Casemiro was introduced into the game on the 80th minute to make his EPL debut as a substitute for Anthony Elanga.
Cristiano Ronaldo also came in at the 68th minute for Jadon Sancho to play in the second half.
It was precisely what Erik ten Hag’s side needed after their victory over Liverpool on Monday evening.
But they rode their luck at times, with Scott McTominay getting away with a handball penalty shout.
Ghanaian international, Mohammed Salisu was in action and played the entire 90minutes for Southampton on week 4 of the league.
The Saints however continue their torrid run of results against United at home, still without a win at St. Mary’s in almost 20 years.
They now sit in 13th after a win, a draw, and two losses so far this season, with pressuring ratcheting up on Ralph Hasenhuttl.
And it won’t get too much easier as they host Chelsea on Tuesday.