Saints vs Manchester United - 20th September 2015

Saints vs Manchester United. After a couple of disappointing years at home, albeit with a memorable away victory last season, the teams meet again on the South Coast.

I’ve been to this fixture for two years on the run now. I am expecting a very interesting game tomorrow, not least because of the people that happen to be missing at the moment. It’ll also be nice to have a former Saints great that we can give a clap to.

Wouldn’t really want to bet on the result, but I’ll tell you this for nowt. Schneiderlin will get a better reception than Lallana did, which let’s face it, was the stuff of fucking nightmares. I bet he still wakes up shivering now :slight_smile:

We’ve been desperately unlucky against United at home since our PL return. However we also looked a better (or perhaps ‘better settled’) team unit in the last couple of seasons than at present.

Expecting a spirited display that results in nought. A goalmouth scramble concluded by a Van Gaal glare to turn it in for the winner.

I certainly don’t think it will be 0-0.

Expecting a big performance from Sadio tomorrow.

Keep that other multi billion £££ teenager quiet and we might get something. Their defence needs a shuffle so just gives a chink of opportunity, but the centre mid battle will be essential, irrespective of which two Utd pick

Off to the game today so someone watching a stream needs to take control of the match thread nudge nudge Ohio.

Right off we go!

22 Stekelenburg
03 Yoshida
06 Fonte
17 van Dijk
33 Targett
12 Wanyama
14 Romeu
10 Mané
16 Ward-Prowse
11 Tadic
19 Pellè

Manchester United
01 de Gea
36 Darmian
12 Smalling
17 Blind
05 Rojo
16 Carrick
28 Schneiderlin
08 Mata
10 Rooney
07 Depay
09 Martial

Should have battered them last season, but managed to lose 1-2. Need to take our chances this today at home.

Spider-Man lining up against us. Not sure, but I am sure the reaction to him was warm?

Scappy start!

Have we really only beaten them once at SMS! Blimey! At the dell we had such a good record.

Feeling each other out here. Just edging a very cagey 10 minutes!

Pelle to tadic, to mane, to tadic, shot wide, good move.

Mane looks lively, linking well with Tadic. Saints corner.

Goal Pelle!!!

Run through the middle from Fone, great cross from JWP, Mane shot saved and Pelle stuck in the rebound.

Mane is man of match already.

Pelle off the post.

Need that 2nd.