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Manchester United v Southampton: Premier League – live!
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The Guardian UK
London · 4 weeks ago

Live updates from the 8pm kick-off at Old TraffordLive scores: keep up with all the goals from around EuropeDrop Rob an email with your thoughts 7.03pm BST Both teams are unchanged, United for the fifth league game in a row. I’d have to check to be sure, but I think the last time that happened was also against Southampton on 20 February 1993.Manchester United (4-2-3-1) de Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.Substitutes: Romero, Bailly, Mata, Pereira, Fred, James, Ighalo, McTominay, Williams. 5.34pm BST A man called Sir Alex Ferguson used to manage Manchester United. You know this, I know this, but most of all Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows this. Ferguson’s achievements will harass his successors like black dog, at least until one of them wins the league. But comparisons with Fergie’s time needn’t always be so odious. By achieving something for the first time since he retired, the current team can send a message that they are going in the right direction – that they are, in Paul Pogba’s words, a “proper team”.In December 2018, in Solskjaer’s first match as caretaker manager, United scored five in the league for the first time since Ferguson’s final game. They won the next seven matches, too, before regressing towards the mean with a vengeance. The feelgood mood of yikesitisreallythatlongago has returned in the last few weeks, and if United avoid defeat tonigh they will extend their unbeaten run to 18 games. That would be their longest run since - you got it, hotshot - Ferguson’s last season. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2020/jul/13/manchester-united-v-southampton-premier-league-live #premier_league#manchester_united#southampton#football#sport
The Guardian UK
London · 4 weeks ago
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