Ander Herrera denies Southampton as Manchester United fight back for draw
Manchester United battled back from two goals down to salvage a draw at lowly Southampton. Having climbed back into the game the visitors plateaued. They had reached their level and never looked like overcoming their hosts, who have still not won at home this season but produced a display to relieve some of the pressure on their manager, Mark Hughes. José Mourinho, whose team fell further towards mid-table, can expect no respite.
The paradox in the previews for this match was that both managers complained they were being singled out for criticism. But both also knew that only their teams could put forward really compelling evidence in their defence, and time to do so was running low. Hughes’ side responded on cue. Mourinho’s stammered before finding their voice.