United aim to build on impressive away form at Southampton

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2020-21 English Premier League

Matchday 10 of 38 

Southampton vs Manchester United 

St Mary's Stadium 
Southampton, England 
Sunday, 29 November 2020 
Kick-off is at 15:00  
Manchester United will be aiming to build on their impressive form away from home in the 2020-21 English Premier League season when they take on Southampton on Sunday. 
Ralph Hasenhuttl
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The Red Devils beat West Brom 1-0 at Old Trafford this past weekend for their first home win of the campaign, to move up to 10th spot on the league standings. 
In contrast, United have been superb on their travels all season and have won all three of their away games including a 3-1 victory at Everton earlier this month in a game which Bruno Fernandes bagged a brace. 
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy with the progress made by his team and with the next international break only set for March next year, he is confident they can build momentum and climb up the table. 
“Now we'll have three or four months together and it's about staying together, sticking together, sticking to the way we want to play games and improve every time,” said Solskjaer following their narrow win over the Baggies. 

“Defensively we're getting there, definitely. We're working hard, closing down, not conceding many chances, and we created enough chances to win this comfortably as well, but we need to be more clinical. We've got plenty of quality but sometimes the easiest - or the most difficult thing - is to play simple.

He continued: "Sometimes today [versus West Brom], we wanted to over-complicate things. Yeah, we want players to seize moments of opportunity, but we need more flow, more rhythm, more passes, make the opposition move.

"It could have been simpler. I know the players have been travelling away on international duty, and we just had this morning to prepare for this game. Hopefully we can hit some form like we did towards the end of last season.”
Southampton are on a seven-game unbeaten run in the league after a 1-1 draw away to Wolves on Monday evening, a game in which Theo Walcott found the back of the net for the Saints for the first time since his return to the club.  

Bruno Fernandes
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The corresponding fixture last season ended in a 1-1 draw. Jannik Vestergaard equalised for the hosts following Daniel James' opener before Kevin Danso received his marching orders. 

Southampton vs Manchester United head-to-head statistics:

Matches played: 90
Southampton wins: 17
Manchester United wins: 50
Draws: 23

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 10: 

Friday, 27 November 
21:00 - Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United 
Saturday, 28 November 
13:30 - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Liverpool
16:00 - Manchester City vs Burnley 
18:30 - Everton vs Leeds United 
21:00 - West Brom vs Sheffield United
Sunday, 29 November 
15:00 - Southampton vs Manchester United 
17:30 - Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur
20:15 - Arsenal vs Wolves 
Monday, 30 November 
18:30 - Leicester City vs Fulham 
22:00 - West Ham United vs Aston Villa 

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Published: 11/25/2020