Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sparky Believes Saints Will Be Ready to Face Devils

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sparky Believes Saints Will Be Ready to Face Devils

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SOUTHAMPTON boss Mark Hughes said his side shouldn't be fazed by facing United this weekend.

Hughes is under increasing pressure at St Mary's ahead of the visit of United tomorrow, with Southampton winless since the start of September.

The Saints are in the relegation zone after last weekend's defeat to Fulham but former United striker Hughes doesn't think his players should be apprehensive about the visit of Jose Mourinho's side.

United have been in stuttering form themselves and are only seventh in the Premier League. They travel south on the back of a goalless draw with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford last weekend and a late 1-0 success against Young Boys in the Champions League.

"It's an opportunity for us and not one we should be fazed by or apprehensive about," Hughes said. …

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