After a hard-fought contest in which Southampton went down to ten men against Manchester United, a draw certainly feels like a huge result for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
The Saints fought back to equalise in the second-half, and but for Kevin Danso’s sending off turning the game on its head, may have fancied themselves to go on and win it.
But whilst the home side couldn’t quite manage all three points, one man who caught the eye in the middle of the park was Oriol Romeu.
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After seeing the 27-year-old stand up to the physical contest against United, Southampton fans took to Twitter to marvel at their midfield machine.
Many supporters of the south coast side hailed the former Chelsea ace as a “beast” and thought he produced a performance that would have silenced any doubters.
Some fans even disagreed with Jannik Vestergaard being named man of the match for the game, and felt the more worthy recipient was Romeu.
Check out some of the reaction of Southampton fans below:
Romeu MOTM for me. Was absolutely everywhere. Bizarre some fans don’t rate him. Up the saints. Decent point. Danso looked decent on his home debut even if he was trying a bit too hard. #saintsfc
— The Saint Centre (@TheSaintCentre) August 31, 2019
Romeu motm for me, won tackles all over the pitch, broke up play and passing was quality #saintsfc
— Jamie (@jamie17saints) August 31, 2019
Oriol Romeu was absolutely faultless today, without him on the pitch we would of lost the match. Every tackle, second ball, header, interception, block he won them all. His best performance in a saints shirt by far, cant believe people think we are better without him. #saintsfc
— J a c k (@JackKnutsen_) August 31, 2019
— Lee Myers (@leemyersSfc) August 31, 2019
Romeu been immense today #saintsfc
— Craig Stewart (@CraigSFC) August 31, 2019
Oriol Romeu. Still criminally underrated. Played an absolute blinder today, better than any performance Wanyama ever put in. Gives his 100% every game, wears his heart on his sleeve. Brilliant player. MOTM. #saintsfc
— Bertrand’s Watch (@RalphHasenhuttl) August 31, 2019
Oriol Romeu. What a beast. 10/10, fantastic performance #saintsfc
— Charlie Hawkins (@charliehawk93) August 31, 2019
Oriol Romeu was in absolute beast mode today. MOTM by a mile, what a performance! Delighted with that point. #saintsfc
— Regular Dave (@DavidPalman) August 31, 2019