ON YER HEAD Southampton manager Claude Puel takes a ball to the face during Man United clash

The Frenchman was in for a nasty, ball-shaped surprise during the bore-draw at the St. Mary's


Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Dreamteamfc.com

ON YER HEAD Southampton manager Claude Puel takes a ball to the face during Man United clash

There's really not too much left to play for, is there?

Manchester United have sealed a brilliant sixth place finish, while Southampton are fighting it out for a place in the top eight.

So as you'd expect, Wednesday night's clash between the two at the St. Mary's wasn't particularly scintillating.

United manager Jose Mourinho understandably had one eye on the Europa League final next week, so everyone's favourite bench warmer Wayne Rooney was given a nice little run out instead of Marcus Rashford in attack.

Meanwhile, Mourinho's golden boy Axel Tuanzebe was given a role in midfield, while back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero enjoyed a rare Premier League start.

We're not conspiracy theorists, but we think this almost definitely means David De Gea is off to Madrid in the summer.

Or maybe he's just being rested, or something.

In a game starved of action, the only real moment of mild-interest came just after the hour mark when poor ol' Saints boss Claude Puel was the struck in the face by a rogue football.

Alright, alright, it was pretty funny.

The Frenchman was stood on the touchline when United's Eric Bailly headed the ball out for a throw-in but instead hit the 55-year-old square in the face.

He took it well.

ON YER HEAD Southampton manager Claude Puel takes a ball to the face during Man United clash

If you're wondering why a ball hitting a manager in the face was our go-to subject from this evening's sole Premier League clash, that's because it was the only moment we really enjoyed.

No goals, few chances and Mourinho didn't even moan about anything.

As you were, folks.



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