Man Utd 9-0 Southampton: How do Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side recover again?

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by A.P.

Up until the start of last season, only one team had ever been beaten 9-0 in the first 27 years of the Premier League.

Now it has happened to Southampton twice in 16 months.

Manchester United’s 9-0 thrashing of the Saints on Tuesday came after Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side were thumped by the same scoreline against Leicester in October 2019. United’s 9-0 win over Ipswich Town in 1995 was the only other time it has happened.

And, much like in the home defeat by Leicester, Southampton suffered an early setback at Old Trafford with a sending off, this time youngster Alexandre Jankewitz receiving a straight red card after only two minutes.

Hasenhuttl and his side took on a recovery process after that humiliation at the hands of the Foxes, enduring reminders of the result in the build-up to a 2-1 win against the same opponent three months later, and facing up to questions on the one-year anniversary.