Sir Alex Ferguson will lead his beloved Manchester United into league battle for a record 1,000th time today at Southampton with a record of W598, D233 and L168 a record which has claimed 12 League titles. Here’s some crucial match facts for todays game.
Manchester United have won their last four visits in all competitions to St Mary’s.
Manchester United have only lost a higher proportion of games at Chelsea and Arsenal (40%) than they have at Southampton (38%) in the Premier League (min. 10 matches).
United have lost three of their last four Premier League away matches.
The last four Premier League away trips Manchester United have made have ended with a 1-0 scoreline (three defeats and one win).
Manchester United have allowed their opponents more shots on target against them than any other team in the Premier League this season (13).
Robin van Persie was sent off in his only appearance in the Premier League at St Mary’s.
Southampton have won 27 of their last 36 league home matches, though 12 of those games were in League One and 23 in the Championship.
Saints were the top scorers on home soil in the Championship last season, netting 49 goals.
Manchester United have only drawn two of their last 27 Premier League games (W20 D2 L5).
Since the start of 2010/11, Man Utd’s win % with Wayne Rooney starting in the league is 71% compared to just 55% without him.