Southampton fans are behind Manolo Gabbiadini

Fixture In Focus banner Richard Lee

Manolo Gabbiadini has played the full 90 minutes in each of Southampton’s last two Premier League matches.

The forward scored his first Premier League goal of the season in Southampton’s 1-1 draw with Watford before the international break, and also started and finished the 3-2 defeat at Fulham last time out.

It has been a frustrating campaign for the centre-forward, with Saints boss Mark Hughes seemingly not fancying the Italian despite the team’s struggles.

Gabbiadini does now seem to be getting a run in the XI, although he is currently featuring in a wide position, which is far from his favoured role.

The striker was excellent for Southampton in the second half of the 2016-17 campaign following a January arrival from Napoli, but he managed just five Premier League goals last term.

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The 27-year-old is certainly a talent though, and a number of Southampton fans believe that head coach Hughes should be sacked and replaced by a manager who is capable of getting the best out of the Italian.

A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Southampton supporters can be seen below: