Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes have been picked out as the men Saints will need to keep quiet when they face Manchester United later this month.
Saints welcome Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to St Mary’s on Sunday, November 29 in the second game back after the latest international break, with Southampton assured of being above the Red Devils when they meet.
That is as a result of Southampton’s fine recent form, with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men winning five of their last six games in the top flight to move top of the Premier League, albeit only temporarily, after their 2-0 success against Newcastle last Friday.
Saints have since dropped to fourth, but with 16 points from eight games so far this season, it has been a fine start to the campaign for Hasenhuttl’s side.
And with Manchester United down in 14th win ten points from their opening seven games, Southampton will be above Solskjaer’s side when they clash on the south coast.
However, Saints defender Ryan Bertrand has spoken of the threats posed by United, who have impressed away from home with three wins out of three on the road in the Premier League so far this season.
Manchester United are a great club with great individuals, it will be a tough game for us,” Bertrand said, as reported by the Daily Star (via Stretty News).
“They have shown some inconsistency but when they get it right they have had some amazing results.”
“The threat on the counter is their biggest threat.
“They have many great individuals, [Marcus] Rashford, [Bruno] Fernandes seem to be their top performers so far.”