The Manchester United midfielder was 'fantastic' to deal with for the Saints.
The Black Cats travel to Norwich City in Saturday's early kick-off knowing defeat could spell the end of their Premier League status.
Stars from Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United and even Leicester City could have also been on the list.
The former Liverpool man knows all about comebacks after Istanbul in 2005...
The former Villa defender and outsider candidate for the manager's job says the club will be there to be shot at next season.
Liverpool completed a miraculous comeback to beat Borussia Dortmund.
Leeds United and Reading go head-to-head this weekend.
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder doesn't sound too keen on turning out in the colours of his side's rivals.
The businessman has been discussing West Ham and the Olympic Stadium.
The midfielder-turned-pundit has implored Roberto Martinez to "show bottle" and rest his major stars against Southampton and Liverpool ahead of Wembley clash.
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Liverpool should battle Tottenham for David Neres.
Leeds United fans react to Sam Dalby signing.
New Arsenal signing starred for under-23 side in big win.
Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool midfielder did not impress against Swansea.
Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is said to want the out-of-favour Aston Villa players to get his side's play-off bid 'back on track'.
Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has attracted the interests of West Ham United.
West Ham United are seemingly interested in signing Fabian Ruiz.
West Ham United are said to be on the verge of sealing the exciting signing of Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona.