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PREVIEW: Southampton - Manchester United team news, stats, how to watch Premier League on TV and stream online

Here’s all the information you need to know as Southampton host Manchester United in game two of the new Premier League season

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Date/time: 22/8/2021, 14:00 (UK), 9:00 ET, 06:00 PT (USA)

Venue: St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, UK

How to watch Southampton vs Manchester United on TV

UK: Sky Sports

USA: Peacock (Want to watch today’s game on Peacock? You can sign up here)

Canada: Streaming only on DAZN. See below for more information.

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How to legally stream Southampton vs Manchester United online

UK: Sky GO

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Canada: DAZN (Watch EVERY Saints match in Canada with a high-quality, legal stream with DAZN. Click here to start your free DAZN trial to watch Premier League soccer)

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Southampton vs Manchester United team news

Southampton will be hoping to get over their opening day defeat to Everton, but are set to face formidable opponent in Manchester United today.

Despite that loss, there has been some good news for Saints fans this week - influential captain James Ward-Prowse signed a new five-year contract with Southampton amid plenty of transfer interest.

On top of that, manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has no new injury concerns to contend with ahead of United’s visit.

Sam McQueen and Will Smallbone remain Southampton’s only absentees.

As for Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could pull some surprises with his starting XI.

The Norwegian manager hinted that Raphael Varane, who signed from Real Madrid earlier this summer, could make his United debut today depending on a late fitness test.

Edinson Cavani, who seems to love playing Saints, could also feature after completing his self-isolation protocols.

Finally, Jadon Sancho could make his full debut for United. The big-money transfer from Borussia Dortmund made his debut as a substitute in his new team’s 5-1 hammering of Leeds United last weekend.

Southampton vs Manchester United pre-match stats


  • Manchester United’s 9-0 win in their most recent league meeting with Southampton matched the Premier League record for the biggest victory. It followed United’s 9-0 triumph versus Ipswich Town in 1995 and Leicester City’s 9-0 win at Southampton in 2019.
  • Southampton have beaten United just once in 13 league games at St Mary’s (D4, L8), while they are winless in the past 10.
  • United have recovered 35 Premier League points from losing positions in this fixture. It is the best record of any side against one opponent.
  • Saints have lost 10 Premier League meetings after scoring the opening goal, a joint record in the competition.


  • Southampton have won their first home league match of the season in just three of the past 30 seasons.
  • Saints can become only the second club to lose both of their opening two Premier League fixtures in three consecutive seasons, after Bournemouth in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • They have kept just one clean sheet in 22 league matches, conceding 52 goals during that period.
  • Adam Armstrong can become only the third player in Southampton’s history to score in his first two Premier League appearances for the club.
  • Che Adams has scored two goals and provided two assists in his past four league games, matching his total goal involvements from his previous 21 appearances.

Manchester United

  • If Manchester United avoid defeat they will match Arsenal’s top-flight record of 27 games unbeaten away from home.
  • The Red Devils have gone nine matches without a clean sheet in all competitions.
  • United have been awarded 49 penalties in 152 games in all competitions under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - 15 more than any other Premier League side.
  • Bruno Fernandes can equal Gabriel Jesus’ record of 26 away fixtures undefeated from the beginning of his Premier League career.
  • Edinson Cavani only played 45 minutes of each league game against Southampton last season but still scored three goals and assisted one.

Stats via BBC Sport.