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Southampton manager Claude Puel takes a ball to the face during Man United clash

The Frenchman was in for a nasty, ball-shaped surprise during the bore-draw at the St. Mary's

There’s really not too much left to play for, is there?

Manchester United have sealed a brilliant sixth place finish, while Southampton are fighting it out for a place in the top eight.

They say if the wind changes, your face will stay like that lads

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They say if the wind changes, your face will stay like that lads

So as you’d expect, Wednesday night’s clash between the two at the St. Mary’s wasn’t particularly scintillating.

United manager Jose Mourinho understandably had one eye on the Europa League final next week, so everyone’s favourite bench warmer Wayne Rooney was given a nice little run out instead of Marcus Rashford in attack.

Meanwhile, Mourinho’s golden boy Axel Tuanzebe was given a role in midfield, while back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero enjoyed a rare Premier League start.

We’re not conspiracy theorists, but we think this almost definitely means David De Gea is off to Madrid in the summer.

Or maybe he’s just being rested, or something.

Phil Jones pondering the second law of thermodynamics before kick-off

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Phil Jones pondering the second law of thermodynamics before kick-off

In a game starved of action, the only real moment of mild-interest came just after the hour mark when poor ol’ Saints boss Claude Puel was the struck in the face by a rogue football.

Alright, alright, it was pretty funny.

The Frenchman was stood on the touchline when United’s Eric Bailly headed the ball out for a throw-in but instead hit the 55-year-old square in the face.

He took it well. 

“Fiver says I can hit ‘im in the face”

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“Fiver says I can hit ‘im in the face”

Sacre bleu!

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Sacre bleu!

The ball ricochets off the Frenchman’s finely moisturised face

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The ball ricochets off the Frenchman’s finely moisturised face

“Ow! My eye! I’m not supposed to get balls in it!”

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“Ow! My eye! I’m not supposed to get balls in it!”

If you’re wondering why a ball hitting a manager in the face was our go-to subject from this evening’s sole Premier League clash, that’s because it was the only moment we really enjoyed.

No goals, few chances and Mourinho didn’t even moan about anything.

As you were, folks.