Manchester United fans were left feeling frustrated after a draw with relegation threatened Southampton.
The 0-0 draw reflected a drab game between two teams overshadowed by a litany of officiating errors, while the big story was Casemiro’s red card.
But while Manchester United were left ruing a failure to get all three points, Southampton also left the stadium with regrets.
The Saints arguably had the better opportunities and matched United by hitting the woodwork.
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Southampton felt they deserved more
The 0-0 draw was less than ideal for both teams, although each will take the point and move on, relieved it wasn’t defeat.
But the failure to win was the overriding emotion for both teams, as Southampton star Theo Walcott explained.
In a post on Instagram he wrote: “Great performance away from home. Disappointed not to take all 3 points but onto Wednesday against Brentford we go.”
Southampton boss Ruben Selles also emphasised that the team felt they should have come away with more.
He told their club website: “We saw a team with character and a team who came here to Old Trafford trying to implement the idea of how we do things and be disappointed with just a point.”
Given that they played 55 minutes plus stoppage time against 10 men, Southampton should feel that they could have made United pay.
David de Gea responds
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea made a couple of crucial interventions to deny Southampton the three points.
He admitted it had been a challenging game, writing on social media: “The team wanted more but sometimes you have to take these games and move on. We battled together.”
United are unbeaten at home since the opening day of the season. It was a positive at least that this run was not broken.
Matches against relegation battling sides are always tricky at this time of year, and on this evidence, Southampton have a chance of staying up.