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Sky pundit raves about Southampton star during draw with Manchester United

Sky Sports co-commentator Alan Smith raved about Adam Armstrong during a 1-1 draw for Southampton against Manchester United this afternoon. The striker was making his home debut for the Saints and produced a lively display.

The former Blackburn Rovers man checked in from Ewood Park during the summer. He replaced Danny Ings who left the Saints this summer to join Aston Villa.

Smith knows all about playing centre forward. He spent years leading the line for Leicester and Arsenal and during today’s live Sky Sports coverage he heaped praise on Armstrong.

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During the 86th minute, he said: “I think he’s going to do well at this level Armstrong. I really like the way he goes about his game and he’s got a good level of fitness as well. We’ve just seen that with that burst of speed.”


Armstrong scored on his debut in last week’s defeat at Everton. He took his goal with aplomb and he looks like being an exciting signing.

Today he helped the Saints claim their first point of the campaign and it came against a strong Manchester United side at St Mary’s Stadium.

Big shoes to fill but Armstrong can shine for Southampton

Replacing Danny Ings won’t be easy but scoring on his debut last weekend will have certainly settled the young striker down.

Playing in the Premier League will be a new challenge for Armstrong but at 24 he has lots of time on his side to get into his full stride.

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Earning a point against a United side who have spent a fortune this summer is a good start to Southampton’s home campaign.

Armstrong didn’t get himself on the score sheet but he was lively and supporters should quickly warm to his style of play.

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