Manchester United v Southampton, 19 August 2016

Score2-0 to Manchester United
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance75,326
Kick-off: 8.00pm Under the terms of the three-year TV deal commencing from the start of the 2016-17 season, this was the first Premier League game to be played on a Friday evening due to that contractual agreement.

Goals:

Zlatan Ibrahimović 36 G
Zlatan Ibrahimović penalty 52 P

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Eric Bailly
Defender Luke Shaw
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Forward Anthony Martial
Forward Wayne Rooney

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender José Fonte
Defender Matt Targett
Defender Virgil Van Dijk
Midfielder Steven Davis
Midfielder/Forward Nathan Redmond
Midfielder/Forward Oriol Romeu
Midfielder/Forward Dušan Tadić
Forward Shane Long

Substitutions:

Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Juan Mata 76
Ander Herrera for Anthony Martial 82
Chris Smalling for Wayne Rooney 89

Substitutions:

Jordy Clasie for Oriol Romeu 12
Charlie Austin for Steven Davis 67
Jay Rodriguez for Shane Long 84

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy
Defender Maya Yoshida
Defender/Midfielder Jérémy Pied
Midfielder Jordy Clasie
Midfielder James Ward-Prowse
Forward Charlie Austin
Forward Jay Rodriguez

Comments:

League position: 1st Following his return to the club for a world record transfer fee, Paul Pogba made his first Premier League appearance for Manchester United since 18 March 2012 (1,616 days ago). United had not now lost a home league game on a Friday since April 1950 (won 14 and drawn six). This was Wayne Rooney's 600th club career appearance.

Comments:

League position: 13th This was Southampton's first defeat in their last eight Premier League games (won five). The Saints had now conceded in 14 consecutive Premier League games; their longest run without a clean sheet since November 2012 (21 games). They conceded 19 Premier League goals away from St Mary's in the previous season. Only champions Leicester City conceded fewer (18).