Graziano Pelle must take his chances if Southampton are to finally beat Manchester United at Old Trafford


Southampton’s Graziano Pelle must be clinical at Manchester United (Picture: Getty Images)

The last time Southampton won at Old Trafford, the famous old stadium had a capacity of 44,000 and Alan Shearer was just 22 years old.

Burnley were in the fourth division, while Luton Town, Notts County and Wimbledon were plying their trade in the top flight. In the same year, Barcelona won the European Cup, beating Sampdoria at Wembley. The solitary goalscorer was one Ronald Koeman.

They only won that 1992 match on penalties, you have to go back another four years for their last win in 90 minutes, and Saints’ forwards must channel Colin Clarkes’ efforts that day and take their chances.

Southampton were the better side in the reverse fixture, even Louis van Gaal was happy to concede that, but the notable difference was that United put away two of their three shots on goal, Saints…

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