United v Southampton: Essential pre-match stats
Manchester United head into Monday’s Premier League meeting with Southampton in excellent form.
Scoring 14 goals in the process, the Reds have won four league games in a row to seriously strengthen our top-four aspirations.
As for Monday night’s visitors, they have enjoyed a good run since football’s resumption last month with three wins from five games, including last weekend’s impressive victory over Manchester City.
Have we whet your appetite for some more stats? If so, fantastic! Scroll down for all the essential facts and figures ahead of the match….
The Reds have lost just once in our last 15 home league games - winning nine and drawing five. We’ve also won the last four in a row by an aggregate score of 13-2.
No side has been awarded more penalties in a single Premier League season than United have in this 2019/20 campaign. We’ve had 13, the joint-highest in the division’s history, along with Leicester City (2015/16) and Crystal Palace (2004/05).
United are unbeaten in seven games against Southampton. At Old Trafford in the Premier League, we have played the Saints on 20 occasions, winning 15, drawing three and losing only twice.
In Southampton’s 20 seasons in the Premier League, only once before have they avoided defeat in both encounters - that came with two draws in 2013/14. Given that we drew 1-1 earlier in the campaign, the Saints could achieve that feat for a second time on Monday night.
Two United players have scored Premier League hat-tricks against Southampton at Old Trafford - Teddy Sheringham in 2000/01 and Ruud van Nistelrooy in the following season.
Van Nistelrooy and Ryan Giggs are the top scorers in this Premier League fixture, with seven strikes apiece. Matt Le Tissier is the Saint’s leading marksman with five goals. Meanwhile, four current Reds have netted for United against Southampton: Anthony Martial (2), Juan Mata, Andreas Pereira and Daniel James (1 each).
Bruno Fernandes has 13 goal involvements (seven goals and six assists) from his first 10 Premier League appearances. That’s the joint-most by a player in their first 10 games in the competition’s history, alongside former Coventry City striker Micky Quinn in 1992/93.
On the other side, Southampton’s Danny Ings has opened the scoring in nine separate Premier League matches this season - more than any other player in the division.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Chris Kavanagh will referee a senior game at Old Trafford for the first time in his career on Monday night, and it will be the fourth time overall he has taken charge of a United fixture .
Stats sourced from Opta, Apps4Stats.com and Transfermarkt.
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