Manchester United’s positive start to the season has hit a stumble this weekend as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side picked up a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

United were below par on the South Coast as Mason Greenwood’s late strike rescued a point for the visitors.

Solskjaer’s side impressed against Leeds last time out and they kicked on from the start in this one as Harry Maguire rattled one off the bar.

But despite edging the opening stages at St.Mary’s, United found themselves behind on the half hour.

Bruno Fernandes had his pocket picked out wide and quick as a flash Che Adams’ deflected strike rocketed past David De Gea.

However, United showed their title challenging steel again after the restart, as Greenwood arrived in the box to sweep home Paul Pogba’s pass.

That did look to have tipped the balance in United’s favour in the second period as Pogba and Fernandes both tested Alex McCarthy.

But in the end it was the home side who could and should have won it late on.

Maguire’s casualness at the back was pounced on by James Ward-Prowse but as Adam Armstrong burst through, De Gea stayed to save United.

Full Time from the St.Mary’s Stadium it’s Southampton 1 Manchester United 1

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