A trip to Southampton can feel like a high-level roulette game these days. It could possibly any other side in the press of the Premier League with the fervor and intensity of the saints, but go through that and there could be joy for having.
The Ralph Hassenhutl side has been dominant on successive victories of the Premier League at home against West Brom, Everton and Newcastle, but in the Accessory of St Mary before they were torn by Tottenham, losing 5-2 as Harry Kane and the son They tormented them. on the break.
If Southampton’s press, it took from the front into an intense 4-4-2, it works, then it might feel suffocating, but if you are good enough to pass, there are rewards that should be had, especially if there is a rhythm in your attack. So for Manchester United on Sunday could be Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, who have a joy from the wide positions, with Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani sending them through slightly deeper roles, but United key men could be Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.
The Saints lose an edge of their press without Danny, one of the best advances in the Premier League to press the central defenders, but they will continue to press, especially because United Central Advocates do not always feel comfortable with the ball on their feet. The completion rate of Maguire Pass in the Premier League this season is 87.2% and its short pass end, which is passed between five and 15 yards, is 87.9%. Lindelof has a 91.4% completion rate, while its short pass end rate is 95.9%.
United, greatly increased his attempts to practice his back when the 2019/20 season resumed in June. Teams that come out of the confines of their own penalty box can find it difficult to stay at these principles in full stadiums, when fans are observing behind their fingers and panic rapidly extends from grades into the field. One of the elements of the empty stages. Is that this factor disappears and teams can play from the back without supporters to urge them to do so, with the conditions more as a training session than a competitive game.