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Neil Johnston

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  1. Post update

    Time to hit the sack. Manchester United are up to third after a fifth straight Premier League win, Southampton cannot stop losing. Non-league Dover have a dream FA Cup third round home draw against Premier League Crystal Palace, while Arsenal and Hull City will battle it out in a repeat of last season's final. Thanks for all your tweets and texts. We're back on Tuesday with a big night of Champions League action when the focus will very much be on Liverpool. Until then...

  2. Post update

    It's time to park the Premier League, a big 48 hours is coming up in the Champions League. Liverpool and Manchester City require positive results, while Chelsea and Arsenal are also in action.

  3. Manager reaction

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he cannot yet say his side have momentum in the Premier League because of a below-par performance. United have five league wins in a row and sit third in the Premier League.

    Asked about momentum, Van Gaal tells Sky Sports: "The performance was not good enough so I cannot say it. We were the lucky team this evening. You have to improve the performance, train to work hard and that's it."

  4. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Spanish football writer Andy West on Twitter

    "Seems to me this Manchester United team being third in the table doesn't reflect very well on the quality of the Premier League. And I'm afraid to say, this Southampton team being fifth does much the same."

  5. Manager reaction

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    The decision to substitute central defender Paddy McNair inside 40 minutes was "tough" but the right one, according to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.

    "He had no confidence, he had given three chances away," he tells Sky Sports. "It's very disappointing for me and for Paddy, but I had to because as a manager I am responsible.

    "It's tough but it's also in his best interests. I have made a lot of changes and all the boys can survive. It is only one match, one moment in a lifetime."

  6. Text us on 81111

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Ed, London: Had this game been Manchester City v Chelsea, Jose Mourinho would be hailed as a tactical genius with the perfect set-up away from home. However, United get branded as lucky.

    Bill, Poynton, Cheshire: Grinding results with horrendous injuries, so have to be pleased. Carrick back and he had to make the difference.

    Fletch, Notts: Robin van Persie pure graft. Everything he did was perfect.

  7. Manager reaction

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, speaking to Sky Sports: "We lost the ball too easily in the first half. The only chances Southampton created were when we lost the ball. That was not good in spite of our good result because we got a present also from Southampton.

    "In the second half we were better. But I think Southampton played better than Manchester United yet we were the lucky guys."

  8. What next?

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    The last time Manchester United won five Premier League games in a row Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge. It was a 2-1 win over Southampton that triggered a seven-match winning sequence on their way to the title in 2013.

    And what next for United? Only the small matter of Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday. That matinee performance to the pantomime you have planned... cancel it now!

  9. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar on Twitter: That's some win for Manchester United after a poor game. Robin van Persie was important with his goals.

  10. Manager reaction

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Ronald Koeman

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, speaking to Sky Sports: "We played attacking football and tried to press them. We deserved more but on this level the difference is detail in the game and how you handle it when opponents make mistakes.

    "But we had more chances, played better and had more possession. I said to the lads we didn't lose against United, we lost against ourselves."

  11. Top 10 smash hit

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Robin van Persie

    Who are the others? Alan Shearer (260), Andrew Cole (187), Wayne Rooney (178), Thierry Henry (175), Frank Lampard (174), Robbie Fowler (162), Michael Owen (150), Les Ferdinand (149) and Teddy Sheringham (147).

  12. Player reaction

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Manchester United defender Jonny Evans replaced the injured Chris Smalling after 18 minutes and admits he struggled early on in his first appearance since 21 September.

    "The first 10 minutes were a bit of a blow but you expect that in the Premier League especially in an away game," says Evans. "It was a fast game and they pressed from the front which made it a bit scrappy."

  13. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Christian Gittings: With United, it's not really how you win anymore, it's a results business, we are winning, but we need some new defenders/defensive midfielder.

    Asif Maruf: Another lucky United win. Deserved nothing, still got the three points. It was the Arsenal game all over again.

    The Ginger Man: If Man Utd get top four, will anyone be more deserving of Player of the Year than David De Gea?

    Richard: United are eight points off the lead despite being shocking most of the season. Imagine if they get it together in 2015?

  14. Player reaction

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Manchester United match winner Robin van Persie: "The first goal is a bit of a gamble, nine out of 10 times it doesn't come off and you still have to score. I was a bit lucky there, it went through his legs but you earn your luck in those situations.

    "I felt good, I've felt good over the last couple of weeks fitness wise. Tonight I could keep it up until the last minutes. That is what you want and then the goals, assists and wins will come. We are happy we are on our way up now so we have to keep the momentum going."

    Robin van Persie
  15. Up next

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    So, no points for Southampton from a run of three games against both Manchester clubs and Arsenal. Next up is 19th-placed Burnley at Turf Moor.

  16. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at St Mary's

    BBC Sport

    "An expert lesson in clinical finishing from Robin van Persie. United up to third. Southampton end their mini-run against Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United with zero points."

  17. What does this mean?

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Manchester United might not be firing on all cylinders but they're now up to third in the Premier League table, eight points behind leaders Chelsea.

    And Southampton? They are fifth, three points clear of sixth-placed Arsenal and one behind fourth-placed West Ham.

  18. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was a really enjoyable game. Have I seen Southampton play better? Yes. Did they dominate and deserve to win? Yes. Manchester United got out of jail with two individual pieces of brilliance from Robin van Persie.

    "Are United going in the right direction? Performance wise, certainly not. I watched Manchester City here two weeks ago and there's no comparison between Manchester City and Manchester United."

  19. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Manchester United's travelling fans are chanting one name. And one name only. Robin van Persie acknowledges their cheers, removes his shirt, walks over to the away end and hands over his sweat-soaked top to a smiling female fan, who tucks it into her coat. What a souvenir! What a guy!

  20. Text us on 81111

    Bob, Southampton: Shocked by the utter hatred for Man Utd. No other team receives such vitriol.


    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Five wins in a row for Manchester United, three defeats in a row for Southampton.

  22. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    The referee could do with blowing his whistle now. Jose Fonte's elbow finds the face of Ander Herrera. Nothing given.

  23. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "That was a really bad challenge from Sadio Mane. It was dangerous. If he had caught Robin van Persie then the Manchester United player would've suffered a serious injury. That's the type of challenge you want stamped out."


    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    No goals for Wayne Rooney. But the United skipper does pick up a booking. The England striker says one word too many to the referee, whose had enough. Southampton don't look like equalising.

    Wayne Rooney
  25. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "This game shows the gulf between the top two (Chelsea and Manchester City) and the rest in the Premier League."


    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    A terrible challenge by Sadio Mane on Robin van Persie. Southampton's frustrations are bubbling to the surface. The referee immediately flashes a yellow card in the face of the Southampton forward.


    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Juan Mata has contributed little in this game and the Spaniard is replaced by Darren Fletcher.

    Juan Mata
  28. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Southampton are running into a sea of blue shirts and running out of time. Two minutes of normal time remaining. It's now or never for the boys in the red and white stripes.

  29. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rob Millward: Southampton are becoming the new Arsenal. Look great against poor teams but look like amateurs in big games.

    The Lion: Man Utd should offer De Gea anything he wants to keep him away from Real Madrid in 2016.

    Cam A: As poor as United have been, Southampton really should have taken their chances to punish Louis van Gaal's side.

  30. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Pressure from substitute Emmanuel Mayuka forces Jonny Evans to concede a corner. The flag kick is only half cleared and Nathaniel Clyne sends a low shot from outside the area narrowly wide.

  31. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Edwin van der Sar tweet

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Shane Long, who should have scored, is replaced by Emmanuel Mayuka. Time running out for Saints. All the noise coming from the visiting fans.


    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Time for a late twist from Southampton or will United hold on and claim a fifth straight top-flight win?

  34. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Kinjal Saurabh: As good as Fraser Forster has been this season, he has been poor today. Both goals through his legs.

    Faddi S: Unbelievable to think that this is the same Fraser Forster who almost stopped Arsenal scoring single-handedly.

    Karl Cobane: And some people actually believe Fraser Forster is better than Joe Hart.


    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    David De Gea flings his body across his line to keep out a rasping attempt from Graziano Pelle. There's life left in this game yet.

  36. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Seconds before United scored, 18-year-old midfielder Jake Hesketh came on for Southampton. The poor lad didn't have a chance to touch the ball before Robin van Persie pounced. He's not going to forget his debut in a hurry.

  37. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Grant Heath: United are incredibly lucky to be in this game, let alone winning it, however will take this as a United fan.

  38. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    That goal has changed everything. It's United who are now heading for third spot in the table. Southampton can't quite believe they are behind. They've had chance after chance.

    Louis Van Gaal
  39. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at St Mary's

    BBC Sport

    "Clinical Robin van Persie has silenced St Mary's. Big 20 minutes coming up for Southampton to show what they're made of."

  40. Post update

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "What was all the fuss about? Robin van Persie has been the standout player for Manchester United, not just his goals but his attitude. Every time he has got it, he has looked a threat. If anyone was going to score, it should be him.

    "It was a good free-kick from Wayne Rooney, but Southampton were left short defensively. Whether Manchester United deserve to be ahead, I'm not sure of that."

  41. GOAL

    Southampton 1-2 Man Utd - Robin van Persie

    Robin van Persie
    Robin van Persie
    Manchester United celebrate

    Would you believe it? Two shots on target. Two goals. Manchester United lead as Robin van Persie scores with the outside of his left foot at the far post after Wayne Rooney floats a deep free-kick into the Saints penalty area. Sucker punch!

  42. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Southampton have dominated the game and had the majority of the chances but who has been a real standout player for them? No-one. It's just that they've been better than a poor Manchester United.

    "In Victor Wanyama and Steven Davis, Southampton have two sitting midfielders, but in a game like this they only need one of them. The other one should get forward and put some pressure on United."

    You can hear live commentary of Southampton v Manchester United by clicking on the listen icon at the top of this page.

  43. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    Ashley Young has actually put in a decent shift for United. The same cannot be said of Wayne Rooney, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata, Michael Carrick or Marcos Rojo.

  44. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at St Mary's

    BBC Sport

    "Cracking game of football here at St Mary's. Southampton have no intention of settling for a draw and are pouring forward at every given opportunity.

    "United look shaken, with Wayne Rooney summing up their evening by booting a corner straight out of play, which was followed by a combination of laugher and jeers from the home crowd."

  45. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United's evening is summed up by Wayne Rooney as he kicks a corner straight out of play and is then mocked by the home crowd.

  46. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "That's two wonderful chances for Southampton. Yet again Manchester United are giving the ball away. If Southampton showed a bit more to get after them and say 'let's try to win it', they would do because United keep losing the ball."

  47. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Matt Barron: United missing Di Maria and Shaw massively. Ashley Young is having a terrible time on the left.

    Jon Goodway: Was Utd's Christmas party last night? Would explain this abysmal showing.

    Christopher Wood: United can't string two passes together and looking shaky at the back. Will Southampton regret missing these chances?

  48. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    If Southampton had more quality in the final third then the points would surely be in the bag by now. This time Marcos Rojo gives the ball away and Graziano Pelle is eyeing a second goal. This time the Italian can't keep his composure and fires over.

  49. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    Marouane Fellaini is having a shocker. The Belgian gives the ball away again. He looks like a player who is badly lacking in confidence. He'll be lucky to complete this game.

  50. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    How many times has David De Gea saved United this season? That was a fine stop by the Spaniard to deny Shane Long although the Saints striker will be disappointed with his finish.


    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    Southampton continue to prod and probe United's defence and a glorious chance falls to Shane Long, who is left totally unmarked, forces a fine save from David De Gea after a teasing cross by Dusan Tadic. United should be behind.

    David De Gea saves from Shane Long
  52. Text us on 81111

    Mark, Berkshire: Saints are still struggling to click in the final third, if they do in the second half then I feel a win is a realistic possibility.

    Simon, York: Total football? More like total nonsense. All I see is two sides who lack shape, discipline and most of all grit. Stoke v West Ham would be a better game than this.

    Neil Roussel: So Louis van Gaal starts the season playing 5-3-2, realises it's not working, switches to a winning 4-4-2 formula and then inexplicably reverts to a wavering 5-3-2. Hallmark of a good manager?

  53. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    Maya Yoshida

    What has Louis van Gaal said to his players at the interval? Whatever it is they don't appear to have taken much notice! Maya Yoshida twists and turns inside the visitors' penalty area but pauses when he should have shot. A big chance goes begging. Will Southampton be made to pay?

  54. KICK-OFF

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    And action. Back under way at St Mary's.

  55. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    As it stands, Southampton are heading back into the Premier League's top three. Manchester United will stay fifth unless they improve and find another goal.

  56. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    A Holton: Well done, Man Utd. Thought nothing could beat Arsenal's performance v Stoke for ineptitude. Worst display this season. Embarrassment.

    Oye Opaneye: From what we've seen so far this season, Ronald Koeman seems to be a much better manager than Louis van Gaal.

    Ahmet: Europol have been contacted as Juan Mata is missing. The bench, manager and other 10 players are concerned. Help.

  57. Manager reaction

    FA Cup third round draw

    Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson, whose side will face a home tie against Manchester United if they beat Accrington Stanley in a replay, says: "The replay will be a proper FA Cup tie because of the prize at stake for both teams.

    "To play against Manchester United is huge and I feel sure we will be able to fill our stadium against Accrington in the replay."

  58. Player reaction

    FA Cup third round draw

    Birmingham City midfielder Stephen Gleeson on Twitter: Blyth away, day before baby is due. That might be tricky.

    Accrington Stanley goalkeeper Luke Simpson on Twitter: Man United next round of the FA Cup! Let's beat Yeovil first then. What a draw.

    QPR midfielder Joey Barton, whose side face League One Sheffield United in the third round, says on Twitter: Home draw in the FA Cup is always good especially at fortress Loftus.

  59. Post update

    FA Cup third round draw

    Missed the FA Cup third round draw earlier?

    Holders Arsenal will entertain Hull in a repeat of last season's final, Conference side Dover have been drawn at home to Premier League Crystal Palace, while Accrington Stanley will entertain Manchester United providing the League Two side can see off Yeovil in a replay.

    Read the whole draw here.

  60. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney

    "It's a very enjoyable game, but from a Manchester United perspective they have been very disappointing. With this system and these players, it has been a very unconvincing performance from them - they are all over the place.

    "They look like they don't believe in what they're doing or the system. I don't know what Wayne Rooney is doing out on the left. He is more worried about Nathaniel Clyne than getting forward.

    "This system does not suit the group of players. After the goal all they did was sit back and invite pressure."

  61. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at St Mary's

    BBC Sport

    "Other than the goal, a totally shambolic half of football from Manchester United who don't seem to know how to play the formation they have set up as.

    "Southampton started tentatively but urged on by manager Ronald Koeman they have grown in confidence and deserve to be level at the break."


    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    No, they can't! The corner comes to nothing and there's time for one last chance as Robin van Persie finds the side netting with a terrific effort before the half-time whistle sounds. Ronald Koeman will be pleased with his team's efforts so far. You suspect Louis van Gaal has some stern words for his United players.

    Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney
  63. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    A huge roar as Ashley Young is forced to concede a corner right on half-time. Can Southampton make it count?

  64. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jack Grummitt: I'm sorry but Marouane Fellaini looks like a 'rest of the world' actor playing in Soccer Aid half the time.

    Tokunbo: Fellaini has had a poor game. He lost his first header after 10 seconds and hasn't recovered.

    Ben Hibburd: ‏United would have more luck if the Chuckle brothers were in our defence.

    Shohidur Rahman: Shambolic performance from United so far. We're lucky to be at 1-1, Louis van Gaal's tactics are baffling.

  65. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    You've heard of players running into brick walls. Well, Southampton's players are literally running into one another. Shane Long and Graziano Pelle collide at full speed on the edge of United's penalty area. Fortunately, both emerge unscathed. This is a fully committed Saints performance.


    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    Paddy McNair

    Tactical change for Manchester United as Ander Herrera comes on for young defender Paddy McNair. What will that do to the youngster's confidence?

  67. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    United will do well to go in at the interval on level terms. This game has ebbed and flowed but it's Southampton who are approaching half-time on the front foot. United midfielder Ander Herrera is warming up. Are we about to see the Spaniard?

  68. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at St Mary's

    BBC Sport

    "A frustrating opening 30 minutes ends with a goal for big Graziano Pelle and Southampton manager Ronald Koeman - who has not stopped patrolling his technical area - is urging his side forward.

    "Manchester United for what it's worth have looked far from comfortable playing three at the back and Koeman has spotted that. Cracking atmosphere here at St Mary's."

    Ronald Koeman
  69. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "You could see it coming and Manchester United have been waiting to concede. They've done nothing since their goal.

    "Southampton got a little bit of luck as the shot by Steven Davis took a deflection and then as Graziano Pelle shot on the turn it took another deflection into the roof of the net.

    "No one is complaining about Pelle's goalscoring return, but in those games he doesn't score you want to see him do more."

  70. GOAL

    Southampton 1-1 Man Utd - Graziano Pelle

    Graziano Pelle scores
    Graziano Pelle scores
    Southampton celebrate

    What a disaster for Marounae Felliani. What a disaster for Manchester United.

    Fellaini carelessly concedes possession inside his own half, Steven Davis runs at the United defence. The visitors think they have cleared the danger but the ball bobbles to Graziano Pelle who ends his personal goal drought from 10 yards.

    Careless by United.

  71. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Some Twitter reaction to Manchester United defender Chris Smalling going off injured.

    Kevin Macdonagh: Obviously something seriously wrong with Van Gaal's training regime with the constant injuries his players are suffering.

    Jeremiah Kariuki: The injury worries for Man U seem never to end. Smalling being replaced by Jonny Evans who is just come back from injury.

    Rian Hoskins: Surely top of Van Gaal's Christmas wish list is to have a run of matches were he has all defenders fit. It's injuries galore.

  72. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man Utd

    Chance for Southampton!

    Manchester United's defence are on the back-foot as Dusan Tadic powers forward but he over-hits a pass for Shane Long and a great chance is gone. Moments later Graziano Pelle tests David De Gea with a fiercely struck effort.

    Encouraging signs for the Saints.

  73. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man Utd

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Manchester United have allowed Southampton to play in front of them. Dusan Tadic and Sadio Mane have gone off the boil a bit in their last three games and have not had the influence on the game that they would've liked."

  74. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    John Pierce: You have to say as bad as the backpass was, Forster's attempt to save RVP's effort was laughable.

    Red Devil: Clumsy defending by the Saints but - as a Man Utd fan - I am very thankful and another goal for RVP.

  75. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United are playing like a team that is on a roll of wins. There is an air of confidence about Louis van Gaal's side and Southampton are having to bust a gut to win possession. This could be a long night for the hosts.

    Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal
  76. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man Utd

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "One bright point for Southampton is that three times the ball has gone up to Graziano Pelle and three times he has won it. You can simplify the game by getting it into him and feeding off him as he has dominated in the air so far."

  77. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man Utd

    That's five goals conceded without reply for Southampton in the last three league games. This would be an excellent time for Graziano Pelle to end his recent goal drought.

  78. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man Utd

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at St Mary's

    "Goal out of nothing for Manchester United with Robin van Persie latching onto Jose Fonte's poor backpass. It's Fonte's 200th appearance for Southampton and after a cagey opening it is the away fans who are buoyant on a bitterly cold evening at St Mary's. "


    Southampton 0-1 Man Utd

    Chris Smalling

    Manchester United barely have time to celebrate when they are forced into a change at the back Chris Smalling limps off after a challenge to be replaced by Jonny Evans, who has not played on the top-flight stage since the 5-3 defeat at Leicester on 23 September.

  80. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man Utd

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Robin van Persie was on the blindside of Jose Fonte, who passed it back without looking and that's the cardinal sin from any player.

    "But it was a lovely finish from Van Persie. He waited for Forster to come out and stuck the ball through his legs with a perfectly weighted shot into the net."

    Manchester United striker Robin van Persie celebrates
  81. GOAL

    Southampton 0-1 Man Utd - Robin van Persie

    Robin van Persie scores
    Manchester United celebrate

    Someone tell Jose Fonte that Christmas is still two weeks away!

    What a shocker by the Southampton defender as he gifts Robin van Persie a goal with a shocking back pass that the Manchester United forward latches onto in an instant.

    Van Persie still has work to do but easily rounds Fraser Forster before firing home.

  82. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Man Utd

    Ashley Young is already being given the run-around by Shane Long, the Saints forward controlling the ball with his chest before pinging the ball into the danger area. Bright start by the hosts.

  83. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Man Utd

    Manager watch: Ronald Koeman is out of his dugout barking instructions at his players, urging them to get further forward. Louis van Gaal, meanwhile, is far more relaxed and glued to his seat.

  84. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Man Utd

    Patient start by both teams. Already a decent battle developing between Marouane Fellaini and Victor Wanyama, the former conceding an early free-kick after chopping down the Southampton midfielder.

    Man Utd midfielder Marouane Fellaini
  85. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Man Utd

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's not a convincing system for Manchester United. Ashley Young as a wing-back? I'm not quite sure about that. For Manchester United to have to put square pegs in round holes is amazing.

    "I watched them use the three centre-backs system at MK Dons and they were smashed out of sight. If I was Southampton I would say 'let's have a real go at them'."

    You can listen to live coverage by hitting the play button at the top of this page.

  86. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Man Utd

    Southampton might be having a testing time after two straight league defeats but the atmosphere at St Mary's is terrific. The blue shirted visitors have Ashley Young at wing-back. Not everyone appears to be convinced about that.

  87. KICK-OFF

    Southampton 0-0 Man Utd

    Ronald Koeman and Louis van Gaal shake hands. Roy Hodgson is here. All is good with the world. We're under way.

  88. LINE-UPS

    Southampton v Man Utd (20:00 GMT)

    Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand, Steven Davis, Wanyama, Mane, Tadic, Pelle, Long. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Gardos, Mayuka, Isgrove, Reed, Targett, Hesketh.

    Man Utd: De Gea, McNair, Smalling, Rojo, Valencia, Fellaini, Carrick, Young, Mata, Rooney, Van Persie. Subs: Evans, Falcao, Januzaj, Lindegaard, Ander Herrera, Fletcher, Wilson.

    Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

  89. The gloves are on

    Southampton v Man Utd (20:00 GMT)

    It's a chilly night at St Mary's. Definitely a night for a pair of gloves. Even some players are wearing them including Saints midfielder Dusan Tadic.

  90. Koeman on Van Gaal

    Southampton v Man Utd (20:00 GMT)

    Ronald Koeman

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman on his relationship with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal: "For me it is not a big issue," he tells BBC Radio Solent.

    "I have already played against Louis van Gaal in Holland. Of course for the Dutch people the game on Monday brings more attention because it is Van Gaal against Koeman. But it's no issue because we are not on the pitch and we do not have an influence on the game. It is between Southampton and Manchester United."

  91. Remember when?

    Southampton v Man Utd (20:00 GMT)

    James Beattie
  92. Kiss and make up?

    Southampton v Man Utd (20:00 GMT)

    At the heart of the antagonism between Saints boss Ronald Koeman and Manchester United chief Louis van Gaal, according to reports, lies a simple clash of characters.

    Van Gaal and Koeman had monumentally fallen out at Ajax in 2004, when the latter was technical director and the former was head coach. "I will never have dinner with Ronald Koeman again," a betrayed Van Gaal said.

    Will they put their differences behind them and shake hands at St Mary's? Will they enter into the festive spirit and embrace? Or will they simply ignore one another and spend the entire match exchanging disapproving looks? Come on guys, it's nearly Christmas!

  93. Five star Rooney

    Southampton v Man Utd (20:00 GMT)

    Wayne Rooney scores
  94. Friends not reunited

    Southampton v Man Utd (20:00 GMT)

    Southampton v Manchester United

    Think managerial grudges and thoughts of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola spring to mind. Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez. Jose Mourinho and...

    Those of a certain age will remember the spat between Brian Clough and Don Revie. And then there's Gary Megson and Neil Warnock after the 'Battle of Bramall Lane' in 2002. "I've never ever witnessed anything as disgraceful as that," said then West Brom boss Megson after the match was abandoned as Warnock's Sheffield United had only six players left on the pitch.

    But Louis van Gaal and Ronald Koeman? The pair have not not faced each other as managers for almost eight years, but tonight's meeting of Southampton and Manchester United sees the resumption of a feud that has consumed Dutch football for more than a decade.

    Ding, ding, seconds out, round one...

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    Southampton v Man Utd (20:00 GMT)

    More reaction from the FA Cup third round to come, but it's time to turn our attention to tonight's big Premier League game.

  96. Join the debate at #mydreamdraw

    FA Cup third round draw

    Martyn Wrather: With the current Spurs side being the worst I have ever seen, our Cup run will no doubt come to an abrupt end at Burnley.

    AlexSAFC: This is an omen, Sunderland have won the FA Cup two times, 37 and 73, we were ball 37, we beat Leeds in 73, we draw them now.

    Wimbledon v Liverpool

    Jake Organ: Wimbledon v Liverpool, takes me back to a sunny afternoon in May 1988, Dave Beasant's save and Lawrie Sanchez's goal.

  97. Player reaction

    FA Cup third round draw

    Dover Athletic midfielder Chris Kinnear Jr, whose side will play Premier League Crystal Palace at home: "It's a great draw. As a non-league team, we're looking for a Premier League team and it should be a great day.

    "I'm absolutely chuffed. It's a dream draw. It will certainly be a sell-out, with at least 6,500 people there and I imagine it will be on television. It will bring everyone in the area together."

  98. Player reaction

    FA Cup third round draw

    Blyth Spartans captain Stephen Turnbull on his side's home draw against Birmingham: "I don't think that Birmingham will want to come on our pitch. It is not the same standard as the Championship, that is for sure, and we will give it a good go."

  99. Manager reaction

    FA Cup third round draw

    Southport manager Gary Brabin on his side's draw away to Derby: "It is a good game for us with a big crowd and it will be a big test for us. I watched them earlier this season and they are a good side, but if we can perform like we can we will give them a good game."

  100. Cup-set, anyone?

    FA Cup third round draw

    Anyone fancy an upset?

    Stoke v Wrexham, Dover v Crystal Palace, AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool, West Brom v Gateshead, Oxford or Tranmere v Swansea, Derby v Southport.

  101. Player reaction

    FA Cup third round draw

    Blyth Spartans captain Stephen Turnbull on his side's home draw with Championship Birmingham: "It was a bit of an anti-climax! I wanted Manchester United to be honest. We will just have to give it our best shot."

  102. Fan-tastic

    FA Cup third round draw

    Accrington Stanley v Manchester United? The poorest supported team in the Football League might just win some extra fans if they can see off Yeovil in a second round replay.

  103. Manager reaction

    FA Cup third round draw

    The first two teams out were Arsenal v Hull, a repeat of the 2014 FA Cup final, which Arsenal won 3-2 in extra-time.

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce on BBC Two: "It's quite remarkable. As soon as I walked in everyone was telling me we had drawn Arsenal in the rehearsal, so to do it again in the main draw is a shock. Let's hope it is as good as the final was."

  104. Player reaction

    FA Cup third round draw

    Hull defender Curtis Davies on his side's draw against Arsenal: "I guess it was just meant to be, with it happening in rehearsal and the draw being in Hull. Alan Shearer will have to take the plaudits for this. We will have to go there and just give them a good game."

  105. Highlights

    FA Cup third round draw

    They'll be dancing on the streets of Dover! Premier League Crystal Palace are coming to town. And what about Arsenal v Hull, a repeat of last season's final and one of several all-Premier League ties. Other include Burnley v Tottenham, Leicester v Newcastle and Everton v West Ham.

    Ties are to be played between 3-6 January.

  106. Join the debate at #mydreamdraw

    FA Cup third round draw

    Kurt Booth: A repeat of last year's final, Arsenal and Hull...nothing like a revenge match to knock us out in the first possible round.

    Sam Oliver: Manchester City again? We've already been knocked out of the League Cup by them. Now the FA Cup too?

  107. Post update

    Doncaster v Bristol City

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    Preston v Norwich City

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    Accrington or Yeovil v Manchester United

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    QPR v Sheffield United

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    Barnsley or Chester v Middlesbrough

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    Chelsea v Watford

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    Cambridge or Mansfield v Bury or Luton

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    Everton v West Ham

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    Scunthorpe or Worcester v Chesterfield

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    Leicester City v Newcastle United

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    Fulham v Wolves

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    Brentford v Brighton & Hove Albion

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    Derby County v Southport

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    Millwall v Bradford City

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    Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur

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    Sunderland v Leeds United

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    Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic

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    Cardiff City v Colchester United

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    Oxford or Tranmere v Swansea City

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    Huddersfield Town v Reading

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    Rotherham United v Bournemouth

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    Aston Villa v Blackpool

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    Blyth Spartans v Birmingham City

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    West Brom v Gateshead

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    Aldershot or Rochdale v Nottingham Forest

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    Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday

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    AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool

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    Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace

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    Charlton v Blackburn Rovers

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    Stoke City v Wrexham

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    Southampton v Ipswich

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    Arsenal v Hull

  139. Here we go...

    It's draw time. Alan Shearer and local volunteer and coach Paul Adamson are the men in control of the fates of 71 clubs.

  140. 'The FA Cup is a fantastic competition'

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce speaking on BBC Two: "I was watching Blyth Spartans beat Hartlepool on television on Friday and you could see what it meant to them. From small non-league clubs, to the big clubs, the FA Cup is a fantastic competition."

  141. One win from another record

    FA Cup third round draw

    Arsene Wenger
  142. Post update

    FA Cup third round draw

    Alan Shearer

    BBC Sport

    After motivating Blyth Spartans by giving them a pre-match team talk before their win at Hartlepool, ex-England striker Alan Shearer will be involved in performing the FA Cup third round draw.

    "I loved it, I went into the Blyth Spartans dressing room before hand, they just wanted to get out and play football. They rode their luck a bit in the second half but did well to get through."