Southampton boss Mark Hughes reveals there is no place of any apprehension ahead of their clash against Manchester United on Saturday.
Southampton are dangerously hovering in the relegation zone and their last win came in September against Crystal Palace. The Saints have shown flashes of brilliance this season but the end product has been pretty disappointing so far.
United played a stalemate with Crystal Palace and somehow dug up a 1-0 win over Young Boys to seal a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League. It has been an erratic start for the Red Devils and pressure is mounting on Jose Mourinho with each games passing.
Southampton haven’t registered a victory at St Mary’s this season and Hughes would love to start with a win against his former club. “I think Saturday is a huge opportunity for us. It is not one we should be fazed by or apprehensive about it, we have to be really positive.
“People will look at the games we have ahead of us and say it’s a huge challenge, where actually, maybe we need to do it the hard way and that’s the position we are in.
“We are not going to be fazed by the challenge and we are going to give it a real go. Manchester United at home will always get our supporters up and ready to go to rile against them.
“We expect that at the weekend, we have got to tap into that, show great energy and endeavour like we did in midweek.
“There was a number of young players who helped the dynamic of the team and give us a little bit more pace and we will see where it takes us. It’s a great game for us under the circumstances.”