Manchester United 2 Soton 0
Manchester United 2 Southampton 0, Old Trafford, English Premier League, August 19, 2016. Zlatan Ibrahimovic continued his good scoring form with a brace as Manchester United beat Southampton 2-0. Zlatan had now notched up three goals in his first two Premiership games and his performance was hailed by Jose Mourinho after the clash with Soton.
After beating AFC Bournemouth 3–1 away on the opening weekend of the 2016-17 season, Manchester United cruised to another comfortable victory as they overcame Southampton 2-0 at home. At Old Trafford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored with a header in the 36th minute before the marksman added a second goal from the spot seven minutes in the second half to secure a 2-0 win against The Saints. Jose Mourinho: “Zlatan Ibrahimovic is very good in the air, and very good with his feet as well. He holds the ball better than anyone. When he drops back he gives the team another option; to keep possession of the ball. I am very happy with his performance.” Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, Valencia, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney. Substitutes: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Chris Smalling, Morgan Schneiderlin, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Marcus Rashford, Sergio Romero. Southampton Team: Fraser Forster, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Matt Targett, Virgil van Dijk, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Steven Davis, Dusan Tadic, Nathan Redmond, Oriol Romeu, Shane Long. Substitutes: Jay Rodriguez, Charlie Austin, Maya Yoshida, Jeremy Pied, Jordy Clasie, James Ward-Prowse, Alex McCarthy.