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Southampton: Some Saints fans react to Alex Crook tweet

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Some Southampton fans have reacted to journalist Alex Crook’s tweet about why Manchester United should sign James Ward-Prowse to improve their threat from set-pieces.

United beat Chelsea 2-0 in the Premier on Monday thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are now seventh in the league and now only three points behind the Blues in the table.

Is Ward-Prowse better at corners than Bruno Fernandes?

Bruno is much better

Bruno is much better

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JWP is the real deal

During the game, Alex Crook tweeted about United. He said that United need to sign James Ward-Prowse to profit more from set-pieces.

Ward-Prowse has been a regular for the this season. He has made 32 appearances in all competitions, scoring four times and racking up just as many assists.

As per Whoscored, he’s had the highest average match rating for the club this season – 7.06. He has completed 1.6 key passes per game – the highest at the club. He has also won the second-highest number of tackles per game as well, making 2.5 per game.

What do we think?

United might not need Ward-Prowse for delivering set-pieces, considering Bruno Fernandes got an assist for Maguire’s header at Stamford Bridge. Having said that, Ward-Prowse’s potential impact can’t be downplayed judging from the aforementioned Whoscored stats.

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