United 0 Southampton 0
United started off with a series of quick counter attacks. The best of those came when Antony tried to find the run of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but the right-back’s cross was easily dealt with by the Saints defence. Moments later, Luke Shaw was able to whip in a wonderful cross into the penalty area, but it went over the head of Wout Weghorst and Antony was unable to get a clean enough connection to have a shot on target.
Marcus Rashford featured in the next attack. After playing a quick one-two with Bruno Fernandes, the English international darted into the box. Shrugging off the defender, the in-form forward tried to tuck the ball into the far corner, but his shot was saved by Gavin Bazunu.
In response, the Saints came forward to create their best opportunity of the half. After a number of missed opportunities to take a shot at David De Gea’s goal, United’s clearance fell to left-back Romain Perraud, who fired a cross into the path of Theo Walcott. The ex-Arsenal forward’s thunderous header forced De Gea to make a world-class reflex save to force the ball over the crossbar and keep the deadlock intact.