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Southampton: Djenepo disappointed against Manchester United

Southampton picked up their first Premier League point of the season as they drew 1-1 with Manchester United at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.

Che Adams’ strike from the edge of the box was deflected in by Fred to give Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side a first-half lead before Mason Greenwood equalised shortly into the second half.

Whilst it looked, for a short while, that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could overwhelm the Saints as they dominated possession after the goal, the home side held strong and had chances to win it themselves through Adam Armstrong.

Ultimately though, the teams shared the point and Southampton fans will surely be pleased that their side didn’t collapse as they did last weekend at Goodison Park against a very good side in Manchester United.

However, it wasn’t all positive at St Mary’s as there were still some poor performances from Southampton players, with Moussa Djenepo, in particular, disappointing against the Red Devils.

As per SofaScore, the Mali international would earn a shocking 5.6/10 rating for his performance on Sunday afternoon, which was comfortably the worst of any player to feature in the game from either side.

During his time on the pitch, Djenepo would complete just 10 passes, whilst he was unsuccessful in all three of his dribble attempts, which is so often the problem with the young winger at Southampton.

After featuring as a left-back in pre-season, you feel that he was selected to help Romain Perraud down Southampton’s left-hand side but in reality, he was more of a hindrance, as he would manage to win just one of his 12 duels during the game, resulting in a measly 8% success rate.

The 23-year-old, who was described as “super-talented” by Nathan Redmond, also lost possession 16 times and picked up a booking for a cynical foul, at which point, it was always likely that he would be substituted by Hasenhuttl.

Djenepo really needs to start producing more in a Southampton shirt and you could argue that he is running out of chances to impress in the first team.

And, in other news… Southampton dealt decisive transfer blow with 61-cap “leader”, Ralph needed him

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