Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted that the Reds face a tough task against his old club, Southampton.
The Frenchman joined Man United from the Saints this summer and will be playing at St.Mary’s for the first time since his departure, after spending the best part of seven years at the club.
Schneiderlin has run the rule over the Southampton side, warning his teammates that their opposition have quality all over the pitch and will work very hard.
The 25-year-old told manutd.com: “Southampton have never been one player, they have been a team. There are so many good players. Jose Fonte has been the captain and main figure in this team. In the midfield there is a very strong presence with Victor Wanyama and Steven Davis.
“There is Dusan Tadic and Sadio Mane, who had a very good season last year. Jay Rodriguez came back from injury and if he’s strong like he was before his injury then he’ll be a real threat. I’m sure he’ll come back to his best.
“There are so many good players in this team, so we need to watch out. It’s a team that will work very hard.”
United will definitely have their work cut out against the team who finished seventh in the league last season and Schneiderlin will be eager to impress. With the Reds other ex-Saint, Luke Shaw, out with injury, Schneiderlin will want to galvanise his team to three more crucial Premier League points.