With a narrow win at Southampton, Manchester United ended a terrible run of seven straight-away losses in the Premier League.
United manager Erik ten Hag wanted his team to build on Monday night’s exciting win over Liverpool at Old Trafford, and they were able to do that despite a tough challenge from Southampton.
With a precise side-footed volley 10 minutes after halftime, Bruno Fernandes broke the tie and gave Manchester United the three points they so desperately needed.
The Saints will be encouraged by how they played. In the first half, the goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu stopped Anthony Elanga’s shot and Armel Bella-Kotchap stopped Christian Eriksen’s shot after that.
United scored when Fernandes headed in a cross from Diogo Dalot. It was their second straight win and their first league win on the road since February. Ten Hag was able to bring on Casemiro, a new player from Real Madrid who cost £60 million, as a late substitute.