Manchester United v Southampton tips – Saints can stun Red Devils
Ronald Koeman linked to former club Barcelona after great season with Saints
January 9th, 2015
There is clearly no love lost between Louis van Gaal and Ronald Koeman although there is mutual respect between the Dutch managers who worked together at Barcelona.
Both are now managing clubs in the top four of the Premier League, with Southampton truly the surprise package of the division and it’s little surprise to see Koeman being linked with the possibility of managing Barcelona.
“If teams like Barcelona lose games there is always a lot of critics, rumours, speculations,” Koeman told reporters at Southampton’s Staplewood training centre.
“And I know that, because my whole life I am linked to Barcelona,” said the Dutchman who played almost 200 times for the Spanish club.
“But it is not a time to talk about that,” Koeman added. “It is not respectful to the people of Southampton or Barcelona.
“I am very happy to be here. I started a contract in Southampton, and I like to respect my contract and the people.“
Indeed, Koeman will be eyeing victory at Old Trafford on Sunday, with no team having achieved this since Swansea claimed a 2-1 win in the opening game of the campaign.
The Saints certainly have a chance of victory considering they are unbeaten in five games, with Manchester United not the finished article under Van Gaal who could give Angel Di Maria a first start since a long injury lay-off.
Southampton @ 19/5 with Boylesports