The talented striker recently joined the Saints from Queens Park Rangers for £4 million, a fee which most believe is much less than his true market value due to his goal scoring record.
If anyone needs a remainder of the striker’s capabilities, he scored 18 Premier League goals for a relegated QPR side and notched ten Championship strikes in just 12 starts this term.
Southampton have picked up a bargain, and questions over his fitness can now be put to bed following his glorious debut which resulted in scoring the winner at Old Trafford minutes after coming off the bench.
What a start for Charlie Austin ! Well done , great lad and will score goals in the PL no doubt . And 4 Million , deal of the season .— Glenn Hoddle (@GlennHoddle) enero 23, 2016
Austin replaced Sadio Mane for the Saints on the 79th minute with the scores locked at 0-0.
Boss Ronald Koeman’s instructions would have been simple enough, though without any pressure on his shoulders the 26-year-old duly obliged as he headed home James Ward-Prowse’s delicious cross.
The full-time whistle was met with wild celebrations from the visiting end as they recorded back-to-back victories at Old Trafford the first time in over 40 years.
United’s reception, on the other hand, was one of major disappointment as yet again they’ve drawn a blank and lost further ground on the top four following Tottenham Hotspur’s victory.