Summer signing Nathan Redmond is ready to become Southampton’s new star detailed NBC Soccer’s Joe Prince-Wright following an interview with the network’s ProSoccerTalk.
Following Redmond’s debut goal, SaintsFC.co.uk is looking for memorable moments of your favourite players - simply tweet using the hashtag #SaintsDebut and the best will be in the match day programme against Sunderland. (Southampton FC)
Captain Jose Fonte could be poised for a return to the squad at Old Trafford tonight with Southampton manager Claude Puel not phased by the transfer speculation surrounding the defender. (Daily Echo)
According to TalkSport and Fotospor (TUR), Galatasaray are lining up a £3m bid for midfielder Jordy Clasie, who was an unused sub in Southampton’s draw with Watford on opening day. Clasie joined Saints from Feyenoord in July 2015 for a reported £8m. (TalkSport/Fotospor)
Southampton take part in the first of ten games the Premier League will have on Friday nights this season leaving some fans in limbo. (The Guardian)
The world’s most expensive player, Paul Pogba, 23, says he is ready to start for Manchester United after missing the match against Bournemouth through suspension. (Manchester Evening News)
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The Manchester forecast is calling for rain early and a high of 18c with temperatures holding at kickoff (8pm). Help season ticket holder Alex Bourne (@alexgbourne) select his match day wardrobe:
The big question for #saintsfc trip to Manchester- shorts or jeans— Alex Bourne (@alexgbourne) August 18, 2016
Note: In true Mancunian fashion, it will realistically be sub-10 centigrade and pissin’ it down for the full 90 minutes.
Unfortunately the odds — 4/9 in favour of United according to Paddy Power — are stacked against Southampton to ruin Jose Mourinho’s Old Trafford debut but a few visiting fans have kept the mood light.
Fonte to get a second yellow card tomorrow for revealing a shirt saying a saint for life after scoring a header in the 85th minute #saintsfc— Brian Dear (@Brian93221) August 18, 2016
This Saints prediction is built with aggression.
Fonte will welcome Pogba back with a late, elbow first, studs up, high boot, three footed challenge in the first minute tomorrow #saintsfc— Aiden Lennan (@AidenLennan) August 18, 2016