Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal against Southampton
Two goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic were enough to gun down Southampton 2-0 at Old Trafford on Friday night, with Jose Mourinho earning his first home win as Manchester United boss.
On a night where all eyes were on United's world-record signing Paul Pogba, it was another superstar in the form of Ibrahimovic.
The Swede stole the show with a thumping header from Wayne Rooney's cross and then a penalty after Luke Shaw was tripped by Jordy Clasie to put the Red Devils in a commanding first-half lead.
But in truth Southampton were made to pay for wasting chances, with the visitors missing countless opportunities to score and Nathan Redmond, once again playing alongside Shane Long in attack, unable to trouble a stern United defence.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba in action with Southampton's Jordy Clasie
Claude Puel will be disappointed his Saints side couldn't break United down given the number of times they broke through the hosts' midfield and a lack of clinical finishing may be food for thought for the Frenchman as the end of the transfer window edges closer.
Here's how Southampton fans reacted on Twitter to their 2-0 loss and it's fair to say it's drawn a mixed response.
In poch and koemans first games you could see positives show me them here— Connor collins (@Southampton99) August 19, 2016
"A case of what if tonight for Southampton" yeah what if we didn't sell at the sniff of a £ and spent some money ourselves.. #Saintsfc— Abby picton (@abbypicton) August 19, 2016
No creativity, lack of movement and a shocking final ball. A lot of work to be done #saintsfc— Callum (@_callum01) August 19, 2016
0 shame in that result - Utd will challenge. Good display, creativity issues. Play like that every week and we'll do well again #saintsfc— Dan Vaughan (@vaughan_of_89) August 19, 2016
Two of the most lacklustre performances In a long time. Weak, slow, one dimensional, lacking passion and drive. What's happened?! #SaintsFC— Me (@RhysThomas2014) August 19, 2016
Was always gonna be difficult but right result in my opinion. Just need to win your home games Puel #saintsfc— Roddy Do Nascimento (@SaintRoddy) August 19, 2016
Missing that killer instinct but a better performance on the whole, that united team will walk the league in my opinion #saintsfc— Luke Kenworthy (@LukeKenworthy) August 19, 2016
Wonder if I was the only person who thought our performance was poor #saintsfc— Dan allen (@saintdan83) August 19, 2016
Disappointing result. Decent 1st-half from #saintsfc. The penalty decision zapped our energy levels and it's clear of the lack of creativity— SeanGonzalez-Lambert (@SeanGL_SFC_5) August 19, 2016
Well, disappointing but enough to be positive about for me. Hopefully we can get an attacker in before the window closes. #SaintsFC— Ross (@rossbramble) August 19, 2016
We either need to buy a striker or get the best out of Jay or Charlie,Redmond is not a striker,never will be #saintsfc— Luke Fletcher (@Superfletch81) August 19, 2016
Saw enough there to confidently say we'll finish in the top 15. #saintsfc— Paul (@paulywesty1604) August 19, 2016
We need an out and out striker so Long and Redmond can play off them. Worked with Lambert and Pelle so why this drastic change?! #SaintsFC— Nicholas (@ngoulding89) August 19, 2016