Irishman Michael Obafemi was the hero, coming on as a substitute for Southampton and scoring the equalizer to give the visitors a point from Old Trafford.
Southampton went ahead in the 20th after Danny Ings intercepted a careless Pogba, letting Nathan Redmond before he could set up Armstrong on the far post unmarked. The latter would riffle a shot past Man United’s De Gea to give the visitors the lead.
Eight minutes later, United were on the board with Martial setting up Marcus Rashford for United’s equalizer and the Englishman’s 21st in all competitions this season. Martial turned scorer just three minutes later finishing off a good move to give United the lead before the cooling break.
The Saints took advantage of the haggard setup of Man United, dominating the second half and would later reap the rewards. Manchester United lost Luke Shaw to injury, with his replacement, Brandon William also not completing the game after he a head collision with Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters.
Southampton would later get a corner kick with barely 120 seconds left on the clock and Ward-Prowse’s landed on Obafemi who made no mistake from within 6 yards to score Saints’ leveler.
A point didn’t change Southampton’s position on the table as they still lie safe, in twelfth, level on points with Everton (45) while Manchester United go level with Leicester (59) but remain in the fifth position and still on the hunt for a Champions League place.
Next, Southampton host the stubborn Brighton at St Mary’s Stadium while Manchester United go away to play Crystal Palace at Selhurst park. Both games will be played this Thursday.