Southampton vs Man United
Southampton and Manchester United are currently locked in Premier League action at St Mary’s.
United would head into the game looking to build on their 5-1 win over Leeds United last time out.
Southampton, on the other hand, were aiming to pick up their first points of the season, and avoid a similar drubbing to the one they were subjected to at the hands of the Red Devils earlier this year, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side netted nine against the Saints.
It would actually be Southampton who took the lead on Sunday, though, when Che Adams’ deflected effort found its way into the bottom corner of David de Gea’s net:
Breakthrough for Southampton! 😇
Jack Stephens wins the ball from Bruno Fernandes high up the pitch and Che Adams’ deflected effort beats David de Gea! 🎯 pic.twitter.com/rss9XapU9l
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 22, 2021
And that strike proved enough to see the hosts head in at the break boasting a 1-0 lead.
Livramento shines vs Man United
Throughout the opening 45 on Sunday, one player in particular caught the eye.
That man was right-back Tino Livramento, who signed for Southampton from Chelsea earlier this summer.
The 18-year-old had zero first-team experience before his move to St. Mary’s, making his Premier League debut versus Everton last week.
Despite such inexperience, though, Livramento put on a starring display in the first half vs United, befitting of a player well beyond his years:
Tino Livramento’s first half vs. Man Utd by numbers:
92% pass accuracy
2 attempted dribbles
2 successful dribbles
1 attempted tackle
1 successful tackle
1 attempted cross
1 successful cross
1 ball recovery
1 foul won
Adapting to first team football well. 💎 pic.twitter.com/ERfCYDjaSx
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) August 22, 2021
This, in turn, led Chelsea’s fans to take to social media, to rejoice over the fact that the Blues boast a buy-back clause on the full-back.
This clause is believed to be worth around £25m, a sum which, judging by his promising start to life at Southampton, could prove to be a very smart piece of business on the part of Chelsea.
Here is how some Blues supporters have reacted to Livramento’s display thus far this afternoon:
Thank heavens we’ve got a buy-back clause for Livramento. Need to activate it and convince him to come back at the earliest.
— ExpectedChelsea (@ExpectedChelsea) August 22, 2021
Thank god we have a buy back for Livramento.
— Philippe (@MakeleleRole7) August 22, 2021
Right I’ve seen the light. James at RCB and Livramento at RWB should’ve been the way. Livramento is a MONSTER. Thank god we have a buy back clause.
— 1-0-0 🤘🏼 (@edenhav) August 22, 2021
Thank fuck we got a Buy-Back clause for Livramento man he is already a baller…
Need him back at Chelsea ASAP pic.twitter.com/G9tXBdt7Bb
— Max (@CFCMax_) August 22, 2021
thank god for that buy back clause on livramento couldn’t imagine losing him forever
— 🎨 (@ursweethabibi) August 22, 2021
Livramento is actually insane.Thank god we have that buy-back clause.
— Storm🇲🇾 (@Prince_Havertz) August 22, 2021
Bruh looking at Livramento, this kid is fearless and has the talent as well. I feel low-key proud cause I always watched his academy highlights lol. Thank God we inserted a buy-back clause in him. La Cobham with another dub 🤝
— sanji (@snjvn_) August 22, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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