Why the great surprise? Saints victory over United was long overdue!

The last time Southampton won at Old Trafford, lone goalscorer Dusan Tadic’s native Serbia didn’t exist. Neither did Slovakia, Kosovo, Montenegro or the Czech Republic.

Five of the players involved in Sunday’s game weren’t born and Louis van Gaal was yet to win a trophy as a manager. It’s been a while and Saints fans had every right to revel in every minute of it.

The fact is, United’s recent form has had more than a hint of luck about it and right now their league position is false. Apart from a star studded forward line, you would have to go back further than that 1992 Saints win to find a more ordinary Manchester United squad.

When that forward line is expertly marshalled by the Premier League’s best defence, and fails to register a single shot on…

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