Man United trashes nine-man Southampton 9-0
Manchester United equalled the Premier League record by putting nine goals past nine-man Southampton – the second time Saints have lost 9-0 in as many seasons.
A red card for Saints’ Alexandre Jankewitz after only two minutes triggered a complete collapse for the visitors, who were on the end of the same scoreline against Leicester City in October 2019.
It is only the third time a team has lost 9-0 in the Premier League, with United also beating Ipswich Town by that margin in 1995.
The hosts brutally punished the Saints with goals from Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay and Daniel James, as well as an Anthony Martial double and a Jan Bednarek own goal.
A miserable night for Bednarek – and his side – was complete when he was sent off for the foul leading to Fernandes’ converted 87th-minute penalty.
Today's to-do list:
▪️ Equal our all-time biggest #PL win ✅
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— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 2, 2021
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl to BBC Sport: “One man down after three minutes against this opponent, congrats to Man United and they worked us off and did not stop scoring. The second red card is most disappointing, we don’t have anymore players.
“He does not kill him but I do not want to speak about the referee. Last week he was our VAR and made his mark in the game. It was a stupid foul from the young lad and kills everything.
“When you come here with two goalkeepers on the bench, I wanted to give a few young lads to show up. When I have seen what is going on it is better to take them out because 9-0 on debut is not a good score to have.
“We tried in the second half to keep a clean sheet as much as we could but at nine men it was too easy for them to score.
“What can I say? It is horrible but we stood up after the first 9-0 and we have to do that again. I said at the time we do not need it again but when we have it again you have to take it.”