Never done a match day thread before, so I have an unbeaten record which I hope to maintain. If we lose, well I will be in Spain for the next match, so will shed my tears in my beers. Saints got off to their usual start to the season, but losing away to Everton, on the first day of the season has to be considered a bonus as we would normally lose the first game and then lose, later in the season, at Goodison. So this represents 1 defeat instead of 2 defeats. Win, win. United fluked a 5-1 win against Dirty Leeds, so are clearly there for the taking. I am expecting quite a few different players to start for us, especially hoping that Bednarek will be in for Stephens and Stuart in for Theo. Officials information courtesy of Saintosprey. Sunday 22nd August 2021 SOUTHAMPTON V MANCHESTER UNITED 14:00 KO Referee: Craig Pawson. Assistants: Ian Hussin, Richard West. Fourth official: Jarred Gillett. VAR:Andre Marriner. Assistant VAR: Lee Betts.