Joe Aribo failed to shine at home as Bruno Fernandes ensured back-to-back wins for Manchester United after a 1-0 over Southampton in the Premier League encounter at Saint Mary Stadium on Saturday early kick-off.
Manchester United come into the clash to build on the back of their impressive 2-1 victory over Liverpool last Monday after Erik Ten Haag started the same 11 players, while Aribo was included in the first eleven for the home side.
Both sides failed to break the deadlock in the first half despite several presentable chances, with both Gavin Bazunu and David de Gea called into action in the first 45 minutes.
Fernandes broke the deadlock 10 minutes after the break with a precise side-footed volley to give Machester United the lead as the former Sporting Lisbon star met Diogo Dalot’s cross.
Aribo whips a header at goal but David De Gea reacts sharply and palms it over to Kyle Walker-Peters to keep it out as former Tottenham Hotspur right-back responds with a headed effort of his own and fires his effort over the bar.
Southampton pushed for an equaliser but the Red Devils held on after new £60m signing Casemiro, who made his debut off the bench ensured the maximum of three points and earn their second successive win and first league triumph on the road since February.