After suffering three defeats in their last four games the last team Southampton would want to face is Man United.
But this is Jose Mourinho’s Man United that are on a run of turning out turgid performance after turgid performance.
And after 20 minutes Southampton were 2-0 with Mark Hughes in dreamland.
If you weren’t already
laughing at empathising with Mourinho and his team of fighters then the best was yet to come.
United dragged themselves back to underwhelming parity with one of the worst sides in the league, who started the match joint bottom, before half time.
Romelu Lukaku ended a run of 12 games and 981 minutes without a goal and Ander Herrera flicked home after brilliant work from Marcus Rashford.
However, with less than 10 minutes left Lukaku endeared himself to fans of every other team in the league.
Having crafted a reputation as an elite striker severely lacking the ability to control the ball, the Belgian solidified it at St. Mary’s.
By somehow injuring himself thanks to his first touch.
Under no pressure, Lukaku let the ball squirm under his foot and it resulted in him blushing as he was left in a crumpled heap on the turf.
His first touch was so bad, it required medical attention. Ouch.
So United are now 16 points behind leaders City… at the beginning of December.
And despite having a striker of Lukaku’s supposed quality, they are the only side in the top nine still with a negative goal difference.
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