Southampton 0-1 Man United: As Erik ten Hag’s team builds on its win over Liverpool, a Bruno Fernandes volley gives Man United a narrow victory at Southampton.
The significance of this victory for Erik ten Hag and Manchester United cannot be understated. This was precisely the kind of match that has frequently damaged the club in recent years, despite never being completely on top. But Bruno Fernandes’ outstanding strike in the second half gave him three crucial points to take home. The restoration is in progress.
This encounter provided more hesitant signs of recovery from the early season agony of that humiliation in west London and their home defeat to Brighton.
The victory propelled United to the lofty heights of sixth position in the Premier League. One of those indicators was that Erik ten Hag selected the same starting lineup that defeated Liverpool, allowing him to breathe easier in his new position at Old Trafford.