Watch: Harry Maguire hits the crossbar as Man Utd somehow don’t score
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire hit the bar with an early header as the visitors laid siege to the Southampton goal.
United travelled to the South Coast full of confidence following last week’s 5-1 thumping of fierce rivals Leeds.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team started the game at a frenetic pace that should have seen them take the lead.
After being awarded a free-kick, Bruno Fernandes sent a wicked ball in the penalty area that Maguire met with a looping header despite seeming to fall over.
With Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy stumbling backwards into the net, the ball thumped against the crossbar into the path of Anthony Martial.
But Martial’s header didn’t go in either, as Southampton defenders Mohammed Salisu and Tino Livramento scrambled the ball away.
How have #MUFC not scored!? 🤯
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 22, 2021