Ryan Bertrand who secured a loan move to Southampton from Chelsea in the summer says the Saints have nothing to fear when they play the Red Devils on Monday night.
Southampton, coming-off successive defeats to the Premier League defending Champions Manchester City [3-0] and the Gunners [1-0] but Bertrand says they are ready to take on Louis van Gaal’s team.
Speaking to Southampton’s official YouTube channel, Bertrand declared: “I think we are a very proud team and a proud club so if we are going to lose, we lose playing the right way. Manchester City wasn’t that.
“Against Arsenal it was a positive reaction. I felt we deserved a lot more from the game so hopefully we can take that into the next one. We still came away with a bit of satisfaction in the way we played.
“Manchester United have picked up some results as of late but at the same time they have been struggling. We have to respect them because they’ve got a lot of good players that can hurt us.
“But equally, we’re at home, we’ve got the initiative, and we’re going to take the game to them. We’ll have fantastic support from the home fans like always and their away form hasn’t been too great so hopefully we can capitalise and get the three points.
“They are a bit different to Manchester City. They were strong and solid and have real top players in every department from the front to the goal.
“But I think we can analyse a few more weaknesses that Manchester United will have and hopefully use them. I don’t think we have anything to fear. Just because the players are playing behind a badge it shouldn’t affect our approach to the game.”
Written by Thinkfotbalideas staff