Southampton picked up a point against Manchester United and looked really solid in the process. Now let’s see who has been the key to their success so far.
Last season we had a recurring series of the players who were the ones setting the tone for Southampton and playing their best football. It is a new season and we are already two matches in so let us take a look at who has been a difference-maker thus far.
With the departure of Jannik Vestergaard, Salisu is finally able to start regularly in the Premier League and two matches in he has not disappointed.
He has made a few mistakes, which all young players do, but the positives have outweighed the negatives so far this season. His combination of pace and strength make him a real asset to have and is going to make life tough for a lot of opponents this season.
His spot looks safe for now but the question now is who will his centre-back partner be? Right now it is Jack Stephens but I would not be shocked if we see a rotation between him, Bednarek, and Lyanco?