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Summary

  1. Man Utd XI: De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, B-Jackson, Schneiderlin, Fellaini, Lingard, Herrera, Martial, Rooney
  2. Southampton XI: Forster, Soares, Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand, Wanyama, Clasie, Tadic, Mane, Targett, Long

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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Jimmy Armfield

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

"Manchester United lacked firepower, there was no real tempo in the game.

"On today's showing you wonder if they will make the top four.

"Van Gaal has lost players to injury, there were six teenagers on at the end of the match, but they lack mobility pace and tempo and that is what they are used to at Old Trafford."

FULL-TIME

Man Utd 0-1 Southampton

The boos are deafening. Austin's winner inflicts more pain on Manchester United. The game is over. Will it be the same for Louis van Gaal?

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Etu Batdorj: Dele Alli might have scored goal of the season but spurs owe this potential 3 points to hugo lloris.

Ahmed Nurein: 1 step forward, 10 step backwards. The Van Gaal philosophy.

Shane O'Neill: I can sum up United and our management in one word. PATHETIC 

'Like the parting of the Red Sea'

Man Utd 0-1 Southampton

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

"It was as though they said let's all leave him and let him put it in the net. You can't believe what you see. It was like the parting of the Red Sea, they left him to head the ball."

Man Utd 0-1 Southampton

Jimmy Armfield

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

 "Manchester United's defence at corners and at free-kicks has looked susceptible. That one was straight on Charlie Austin's head. It was a good header and De Gea had no chance. The crowd are standing up and making their way to the exits."  

Man Utd 0-1 Southampton

Chance! Adnan Januzaj latches on to the ball on the edge of the box but hammers his shot wide of the far post.

Man Utd 0-1 Southampton

United desperate. Rooney's cross from the left is cleared by Virgil van Dijk.

Man Utd 0-1 Southampton

Saints nearly score again as Matt Targett's shot from inside the box is saved by David de Gea. United in utter disarray. Five minutes have been added.

Unbelievable

Man United 0-1 Southampton

Trevor Sinclair

Former England winger on Final Score

"Oh my god I do not believe it."

Austin's dream debut

Man Utd 0-1 Southampton

This is the story of three substitutes. Adnan Januzaj makes a stupid foul down by his side's own corner flag. The free-kick is swung in to the box by James Ward-Prowse and met by Charlie Austin - just 10 minutes into his debut - who buries his header.

GOAL - Man Utd 0-1 Southampton

Charlie Austin

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Van Gaal's last throw of the dice is to send on Adnan Januzaj.

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

No sign of United fashioning anything late on here. In fact, Southampton are spending more time in United's half than vice versa, although they now look content to take a point.Oh look, it's raining. Of course it is.

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Austin is in the mix in the United box for a free-kick, which is swung in and met by Shane Long but headed over the bar.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Austin on for Sadio Mane. He has time to make his impact.

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David Broome: United's play so timid and crowd so quiet even the mice feel safe to run around the Old Trafford pitch!

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Looks like Charlie Austin is going to be coming on for a Southampton debut. It'll be a belter of a bow if he comes on and wins the game for his side.

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

We've got a mouse on the pitch. This is the most exciting thing to have happened in the whole 90 minutes.

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

There is little in terms of goalmouth action. After their initial second-half surge, United have gone back to how they were playing in the first-half. It is error-strewn and awful.

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Jimmy Armfield

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

"There is a better tempo in the game but both sides have not created much. The best chance has gone to Southampton with Wanyama's header.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

James Ward-Prowse and Oriol Romeu come on in place of Dusan Tadic and Jordy Clasie. Brings a bit more steel to the Saints midfield.

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

This is really poor. United win a corner and take it short but Jesse Lingard - one of those involved in the taking - is flagged offside.

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Two chances for Southampton! Shane Long rises and meets a corner but heads past the far post. It came off a United man for a second corner, which Victor Wanyama heads past the other post. Saints are getting joy from set-pieces. They have weathered the United storm and are growing as a threat.

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Stuart Chaplin: The stage is set at Old Trafford for Charlie Austin to come on and grab a debut goal to remember for Southampton.

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Jimmy Armfield

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

"Morgan Schneiderlin has moved up and is supporting the attacking players. In the first-half he played almost on his own with the back four, but now he has got in the box a couple of times.

"The is United's best part of the game, they have upped the temp and suddenly the crowd are behind them."

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Darmian is not fit to continue. On comes Paddy McNair to replace him. United's second change.

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Matteo Darmian is down after receiving a slam to the chest from Shane Long during a Southampton attack, in which the defender headed away as the Saints striker looked to reach a cross. It doesn't look good for the Italian, possibly a rib injury.

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Alex Robertson: think that might have woke the Man Utd fans from their first half nap.

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

United continue to apply pressure with Saints on the back foot. They win another corner, which the away side half clear only for Jesse Lingard to completely fluff a shot on the edge of the box. Better game now.

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

United have worked up a head of steam. They spoil it, though, as Daley Blind swings a cross out of play for a goal-kick.

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Oh, that was an important interception from Virgil van Dijk to prevent Anthony Martial latching on to Juan Mata's neat pass in the box. The ball deflects back off Martial and ends up in Fraser Forster's hands. United look a lot more dangerous with Mata in behind Rooney.

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Ryan Bertrand does superbly to follow Wayne Rooney and slide in to cut out a pass that is designed to reach the England striker as he charges through the middle.

'Mata can stretch the defence'

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Jimmy Armfield

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

"Perhaps Louis van Gaal is looking for more industry for the front players by putting Juan Mata on. He needs to step up, get one or two shots and try and stretch this Southampton defence."

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

United have a corner early in the second half. Daley Blind swings the ball in but Jordy Clasie and Virgil van Dijk combine to clear.

KICK-OFF

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

We are back under way and United have made a change. Juan Mata is on for Marouane Fellaini. A popular move with the home fans.

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Marouane Fellaini turn away now, James Carter has your number...

How much I hate watching fellani play, actually noting his play, keeps the game interesting #mufc #bbcfootball

How much I hate watching fellani play, actually noting his play, keeps the game interesting #mufc #bbcfootball

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

As you can see from the teams' respective heatmaps, there hasn't been a lot of action in either box.In fact, there has only been six touches in total by a player in the opponent's box.

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Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Ian Dennis

BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

"Eight hours and 26 minutes without a goal in first-half football at Old Trafford"

'Southampton can win this'

Man Utd 0-0 Southampton

Dave Merrington

Former Southampton manager on BBC Radio Solent

"A very disappointing game to watch. Saints deserve at least a point from what we've seen so far. I believe they can come out in the second half and take all three. They can win this. The Southampton forwards have been  ore of a threat than the United ones."