In the last 2 seasons the Saints have visited Old Trafford, they have left with 3 points on both occasions.
But even prior to this game, they would have gladly taken 1 point if offered to them.
Against a team fielding some of the best attacking and midfield beasts in the world, they had little chance, and as the first half drew to an end they were a goal down, thanks to their lack of verve and finishing in the attacking third.
A second half spot kick conversion put the game to bed and United are beginning to really look like real title contenders they once were back in the days.
Here are few talking points from the clash
Pogba is worth the hype
His first touch almost resulted in a goal, not for United but Southampton.
However, he further grew into the game and showed his true worth. Never has the league had a true box-to-box midfielder in a long while, and the 100-million dollar man showed his brilliance and prowess in both attacking and defending duties.
Many believe Pogba’s return isn’t only about the money, but also about his desire and hunger to prove a point.
He has started to do so with a stellar performance, and even if he was unfortunate to mark his comeback debut with a goal or 2, he sure justified his 90-minute time allocation.
Now United fans have gotten their poster boy back, and he sure can help them reach the pinnacle once again.
Glory Glory Man. United!!!
Zlatan can win United the league
Even Wenger doubted the abilities of the 34-year-old to retain his goalscoring magic in the EPL.
3 goals in 2 games, all from just 5 shots has started to prove him and detractors wrong.
A brilliant header that ridiculed Fonte’s strength signalled a brilliant night for the Swede who emerged as the official Man of the Match.
Wayne Rooney might have saddled the god striker with the penalty responsibility, and he took his first one brilliantly.
It would be surprising if he doesn’t hit more than 25 league goals this term, and with that, United can snatch the title under everyone’s watchful nose.
Southampton won’t probably finish in top 10
Claude Puel won’t be able to beat Ronald Koeman’s record at the Saint Mary’s.
7th and 6th place look well beyond what this current squad can pull off, and chances are that they end in the lower bottom of the log at the end of the season.
They have been able to replace players whenever sold in past seasons, but the case looks different this time around.
The side’s skipper, Fonte also looks to have his future in doubts with a couple of sides, including United interested in having him.
With less than 2 weeks to the end of the summer transfer window, Southampton still have a lot of time to make additions in depth to the current squad at the disposal.
If they aren’t able to do that, it would be hard for things not to fall apart and head south for a club that has progressed well through the past years.