Manchester United’s U23’s had a trip down south to face Southampton and played at the home team’s main stadium – St Mary’s. The first half replicated the senior team fixture just gone as Southampton dominated the possession, unchallenged much by United until they got closer to goal, and they had some good chances to take the lead which wasn’t taken although they eventually got the goals they searched for. Unlike the first team, United didn’t get a goal before half-time and in fact didn’t get a goal at all as Southampton ultimately ran out 2-0 winners in a reverse of the scoreline that the senior Reds had. United players were obviously receiving the ball, not many appeared to actually want it, and still without a natural centre-forward, they struggled to break through an organised Saints defence. Embarrassing and deluded were two words used to describe the United side by unhappy coach Warren Joyce in his post-match interview and on the showing it’s hard to disagree.