Manchester United have failed yet again to produce good performances as they found themselves losing to a late header from Southampton’s newest signing Charlie Austin who made his debut from the bench.
The second half looked much better for the Red Devils but an injury to Matteo Darmian broke the tempo and dimmed the performance.
At the same time, teams like Leicester City and Tottenham won their matches.
Here are our player ratings
De Gea: 6
He was only really tested once from a Romeo shot at the last few minutes of the game, De Gea was clearly frustrated by the lack of pace from the team, though.
Matteo Darmian: 6.5
Unfortunate injury, he surely saved the team by heading that ball away from Shane Long.
Chris Smalling: 6.5
Long troubled him all game but he kept calm and stood tall in most of the challenges.
Daley Blind: 5
Looked more lively in the first half, but dropped his pace in the second and kind of disappeared.
Cameron Borthwick jackson: 6
One of the best players on the pitch, if it isn’t for his slow speed he’d be a starter in every game.
Morgan Schneiderlin: 7
Best player for Manchester United without a doubt, but he missed players like Carrick and Schweinsteiger who can control the game alongside him. He stopped attacks and built others and was playing box-to-box from time to time.
Marouane Fellaini: 6
He played well, and had some very good challenges which is why everyone was surprised to why he was substituted. Unless he was injured at half time, he should have came on in the second.
Ander Herrera: 7.5
You can see the glimpses of Paul Scholes in his movement, no wonder he’s so intimidated by him. He’s simply being used in the wrong places.
Anthony Martial: 5.5
His pace didn’t help him too much today but he certainly gave the Southampton players a little trouble.
Jesse Lingard: 4
Makes us wonder how did he finish 90 minutes playing like that, but what would really hurt is if United didn’t but players on the right wing this January.
Wayne Rooney: 5.5
He was mostly isolated and things didn’t tick for him when he tried to make them, tick, here goes the run of games he’s scored in.
Juan Mata: 6.5
He surely brought much more tempo to the game since he came on, but the rest of the team didn’t build on it.
Paddy McNair: 6.5
Not a bad substitution either, we simply hoped it wouldn’t have been a forced one. McNair brought the kind of pace that Darmian lacked in attack.
Adnan Januzaj: 5
Welcome back Adnan, it was surely nice to see an academy product play at Old Trafford again. He had two incidents in his small time on the pitch, he gave away the foul that lead to the Southampton goal, and he was on the verge of scoring the late equalizer from a volley.