Romelu Lukaku against Southampton.

United v Southampton: essential pre-match stats

As Manchester United prepare to face Southampton on Saturday, we have the facts and figures you need ahead of the game.

Scroll down to check out our essential pre-match stats, which includes some impressive numbers from our Academy graduates…
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Saturday will be the 125th meeting with Southampton - we have won just over half of the previous clashes (64), drawn 33 and lost just 27 since our first game against the Saints in 1897.

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We have an excellent Premier League record against Southampton and have won 14 of the previous 19 games, that’s 74 per cent! We have also drawn three and lost two of those encounters.

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Ralph Hasenhuttl will become the 183rd manager we’ve faced in the Premier League and is the first Austrian to occupy the away dugout at Old Trafford in the 27-year history of the competition.

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Of the 33 goals we have scored under Ole in all competitions, 18 have been netted by an Academy graduate. That’s 55% spread between Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba.

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Across all the 20 Premier League clubs there have been 72 goals scored by youth graduates this season, with United contributing a third of that tally (24). The second highest is Tottenham with 16.

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Jimmy Garner made his debut against Crystal Palace and became the 230th Academy player to play for United’s first team. The 229th was Tahith Chong, who could make his league debut on Saturday.

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David De Gea is set to make his 350th United appearance in all competitions. He has kept 128 clean sheets for the club so far, with 100 of those coming in the Premier League.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faced Southampton 11 times as a player and won eight of those clashes. He also scored in three separate wins against the Saints (3-1 (A) 2000, 6-1 (H) 2001, 3-1 (A) 2002).

All stats were correct up to kick-off on 2 March 2019. For innovative live stats during the game, download our Official App from Apple's App Store or Google Play.

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