Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be banking on the traveling supporters to help spur the team to victory against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium in today’s Premier League clash.
The Reds will be hoping to build on their 5-1 win against Leeds on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.
Paul Pogba came up with four assists in a match where Jadon Sancho made his debut, and it was the perfect start to the season for the 20-time English champions, who announced Raphael Varane ahead of kickoff against the Whites, and the Frenchman is now in contention to make his first appearance this weekend.
Saints have not beaten United in a home league match since 2003 and face a side looking to extend their incredible away run.
Solskjaer’s side became just the fourth in English top-flight history to go through an entire season unbeaten on the road, but Sunday will see them step out at a fan-filled away ground for the first time since March 2020.
However, the Man United manager believes having the back could help his team maintain their brilliant away form.
“You know we had a great season away from home last season. But to silence the crowd, manage the game and have your fans singing… we do have the best fans, never mind just the away fans, but the away support has always been tremendous.
“For me it started off as a manager against Cardiff and since then we’ve had a very, very good support. We always do and it’s great to have them back of course. I reckon quite a few have taken the trip down south.”