Southampton v United : Your essential guide
United's fourth league encounter of the 2019/20 Premier League season is a trip to St Mary's Stadium to take on Southampton on Saturday 31 August.
MUTV subscribers will be able to watch an extensive build-up to the game via the channel's Match Day show, followed by comprehensive live radio commentary. You can also follow our coverage on ManUtd.com and the Official App, where you can track live data and player statistics in the Match Centre.
Our trip to the south coast has been selected for live TV coverage in the UK and will be shown on BT Sport with kick-off at 12:30 BST. As always, the match will be shown in full on MUTV from the following day.
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WHAT’S OUR RECORD LIKE AGAINST SOUTHAMPTON?
There have been 125 previous competitive meetings between the clubs, with United notching 65 victories to the Saints' 27, and the remaining 33 contests ending in draws. The Reds have enjoyed their recent trips the south coast – we are unbeaten in our last 11 at St Mary’s. Southampton moved to the stadium in 2001 and, in 14 games there, we have won 10, drawn three and lost just once. Last season brought one of those rare occasions in Hampshire when we were denied all three points: we came from two goals behind to grab a 2-2 draw last December.
The Saints experienced a slow start to last term under the stewardship of former United striker Mark Hughes, achieving just one solitary league win before mid-December. That led to increased fears of relegation on the south coast, and their poor form would see Hughes dismissed after that 2-2 draw with United in December 2018. Assistant first-team coach Kelvin Davis then oversaw a 3-1 defeat against Tottenham at Wembley, before former RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl took the reins. After losing his first match in charge at Cardiff, he enjoyed a memorable home debut when the Saints ended Arsenal's 22-match unbeaten run with a thrilling 3-2 success. A further upturn in form during the second half of the campaign included a notable 2-1 home victory over Tottenham, and Southampton would eventually finish the season five points above the relegation zone in 16th place. In the cup competitions, the Saints were knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup by Championship side Derby County on penalties in the third round, following a replay and extra time, while Leicester also prevailed via the same method to scupper their Carabao Cup hopes at the fourth-round stage, after a goalless draw at the King Power Stadium.
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