Manchester United hopes to bounce back against 11th-place Southampton after sliding out of the top spot in the English Premier League for two matchdays in a row. The two sides face off at Old Trafford on Tuesday, February 2 (2/2/2021).
Ten Premier League matches are scheduled for Matchday 22 from February 2-4. In the U.S., four matches will be broadcast on the cable TV channels NBCSN and Universo, while the other six matches are exclusive to NBC’s premium streaming service, Peacock. Full TV schedule below.
Willian came on for Martinelli at the start of the second half, and had a clear chance to score in the 49th when a cross from Hector Bellerin found him at the far post. But he hesitated before shooting and Aaron Wan-Bissaka was able to block his shot. Moments later, Willian cut the ball back for Nicolas Pepe, who looked certain to score. But Wan-Bissaka again made a crucial block.
Edinson Cavani had chances to produce a winner and nearly scored in the 59th, but Arsenal left back Cedric Soares did enough to divert the ball away for a corner.
Manchester United won four meetings and tied five meetings in their last nine contests with Southampton.
Nov 29, 2020 – Manchester United 3 vs. Southampton 2
Jul 13, 2020 – Southampton 2 vs. Manchester United 2
Aug 31, 2019 – Manchester United 1 vs. Southampton 1
Mar 02, 2019 – Manchester United 3 vs. Southampton 2
Dec 01, 2018 – Manchester United 2 vs. Southampton 2
Dec 30, 2017 – Southampton 0 vs. Manchester United 0
Sep 23, 2017 – Manchester United 1 vs. Southampton 0
May 17, 2017 – Manchester United 0 vs. Southampton 0
Aug 19, 2016 – Manchester United 2 vs. Southampton 0
Manchester United slipped a bit more from the top of the standings over the weekend, after reigning as No. 1 for weeks. The Red Devils drew 0-0 with Arsenal, picking up a single point while the new leader, crosstown rivals Manchester City, earned a 1-0 win against Sheffield, helping solidify their position.
United had a string of clear chances throughout the match, but the visitors couldn’t convert and grab the three points. Instead, the Red Devils dropped two and remained in second place with 41 points, three behind rival Manchester City — which has a game in hand — at the top.
And to make matters worse, City on Saturday was able to do what United couldn’t on Wednesday — beat bottom side Sheffield United.
Menghadapi Southampton, Man Utd memiliki rekor yang cukup baik. Dalam sembilan laga terakhir, The Red Devils tidak pernah kalah dengan rincian empat kali menang dan lima kali kalah.
Hanya saja dalam tujuh laga terakhir di Old Trafford, Southampton memiliki catatan yang tidak bisa dipandang remeh tuan rumah. The Saints hanya kalah dua kali, seri tiga kali dan dua kali membungkam The Red Devils.
But United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wasn’t focused just yet on the fight to win the league.