SOUTHAMPTON 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 1

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Manchester United beat Southampton 1-0 in the opening Saturday game of the Premier League to secure their first win of the season.

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Bruno Fernandes scored a superb first-time strike from a Diogo Dalot cross to secure back-to-back successes for the Reds in this term and extend our run without defeat.

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Meanwhile, coming in as anthony Elanga's replacement in the 80th minute, new signing Casemiro made his United debut.

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Chances were slim in the opening round, but United supporters watching from behind goal were surprised how the Reds were not in front around the 20-minute mark.

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A Diogo Dalot cross wreaked havoc in the penalty area as Southampton keeper Gavin Bazunu and his defence somehow denied Bruno Fernandes a chance to go home.

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For the hosts, it was Che Adams, the only change in the Saints line-up after scoring twice as a substitute against Leicester City, who created most of their chances.

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The final crucial action of the first 45 was when Scott McTominay was knocked down by Joe Aribo on the edge of the penalty area, giving United a chance to score from a free-kick.

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United took off the blocks after the interval, piling up the initial pressure on the home side and were rewarded 10 minutes after restarting.

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Before the match, the Saints had saved four points from losing positions in their last two outings and were looking to repeat a turnaround.

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