Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has sent a message to Manchester United ahead of Monday’s Premier League clash.
Hasenhuttl insists the game against Manchester United is the challenge Southampton needs.
“They have at the moment an unbelievable run and this is exactly what we like the most because then we can see how good we are and we can go into this challenge and be competitive against such an opponent,” he told reporters ahead of the game.
“This is exactly the challenge we need. If we want to get better, we need challenges against such teams. We can learn a lot.
“I think against Manchester City we learned a lot about how good they are in possession and what they can do – we need these games. I once said that if you want to be a lion then you have to fight with lions, and I think this is exactly what we are looking for.”
The Saints have secured their Premier League status, while we will be looking to boost our top-four hopes with a vital win.