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Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy buzzing after dream debut at Man Utd

Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy produced a dream Premier League debut for their 0-0 draw at Manchester United.

Saints shipped five goals to Tottenham at Wembley on Boxing Day, but responded with a spirited display and looked just as likely to break the deadlock as hosts Manchester United.

McCarthy was handed a first Premier League start for the club by Mauricio Pellegrino, and rewarded his manager with a clean sheet in the goalless draw.

“It's obviously the perfect start for me," said the goalkeeper. “But the main thing is we got a point and a clean sheet away from home.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game, but hopefully it's a turning point for us.

“The fans travelled to Wembley and they were disappointed, so we knew we had to show a reaction in tonight's game.

“I think they'll see that we've done that. We're happy with the point – we would've liked three points, but we'll take the point away from home.

“The team as a whole was excellent in their defending and going forward as well."

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