Manchester United would be licking their wounds after failing to take their chances on Saturday's early kick-off which saw them share the spoils with an in-form Southampton side at Old Trafford.
It was the second successive game that the hosts were drawing 1-1 after their draw against Burnley in midweek. Jadon Sancho had given them the lead with a close range finish, before Che Adams leveled with a sensational finish just after the restart, a scoreline that stood till the end.
There were no changes for the visiting Ralph Hassenhuttl's side. The other Ralf, however, made just one change to his team. Edison Cavani was out injured and he was replaced by Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese would be shocked not have opened the scoring for the hosts in the 7th minute after he was played through on goal by Sancho. He rounded the goalkeeper and placed his shot into an empty net. Romain Perraud from nowhere made a last ditch block to deny the goal.
While Southampton failed to materialize their opportunity into a goal when Che Adam's fluffed his header and the follow up by James Ward-Prowse was blocked, United hit on the counter and this time, it was Sancho who fund himself face-to-face with Fraser Forster, but the goalkeeper stood his ground and made himself big to deny the England forward.
The former Borussia Dortmund man would make amends few minutes later when he gave his team the lead at the end of another counterattack. Bruno Fernandes had released Marcus Rashford on the right, who utilized the space into the Saints box before sending a cross across the face of goal and Sancho was on hand at the far post to score from close range under pressure from the Saints defence.
The visitors were unlucky not to have found an equalizer as the half wore on. A cross from the left took Adams by surprise but he still managed a volleyed effort that put David de Gea to test before Perraud also stung the palms of the goalkeeper from the edge of the box.
The ball was in the back of the Southampton net for the second time justdsq before the end of the first half when Ronaldo after being released played a cutback to Paul Pogba who struck home, but the offside flag had gone up against the former.
Parity was restored barely seconds after the restart when Southampton attacked from the left. Mohammed Elyounnousi played the final ball to release Che Adams in the box, who didn't need many touches to hit a first time ball into the far bottom corner that went in off the base of the post.
In the surge of momentum swinging the visitors' way, Armando Broja almost completed the comeback when he raced behind Luke Shaw on goal, only to see De Gea denying him. At the other end, Harry Maguire attacked a free kick, which he couldn't connect well with his header, but his follow up shot was saved by the legs of Forster.
Forster had much to do in the following minutes as he had to make a double save to deny first, Ronaldo, the Diogo Dalot from the follow up as his defence couldn't clear the danger.
The hosts had another goal rightly ruled off in the 72nd minute when Ronaldo had headed in a free kick from Fernandes. He had moved way too early, clearly entering the offside trap set by the Saints.
The Saints goalkeeper had the final say as he denied Maguire again in the closing minutes from a header as United couldn't find a way past the determined Southampton.
Maybe not a lot has changed since Ralf Ragnick took over at Old Trafford, with their mix of inconsistent performances under the German tactician. In fact, they have averaged the lowest number of goals per game under his reign than under any other manager with their 14 goals in 10 games, that's a average of 1.4 goals per game.
From their play it doesn't look like the quality is absent, however, they have struggled to combine their individual talents for the greater good of the team.
We thought that Ragnick coming would have changed many things, but a lot of people are disappointed and not sure if the German is the right man to take them further with speculations increasing of the possibility of Mauricio Pochettino taking over in the summer.
Southampton have Fraser Forster to thank for the valuable point earned. Given that that they had lost 36 points to Manchester United in the Premier League from winning positions, it definitely felt good to win a point against them from a losing position.
Perhaps, they could have stolen a win were Armando Broja more composed. He missed a rare chance when he was through on goal and that could have changed the face of the game.
For Ralph Hassenhuttl, he would be proud of his boys who just in midweek won three valuable points from behind at Tottenham and then another comeback to earn a point at Old Trafford. He couldn't have imagined these two games better.