After a draw and a defeat in the last two league games, Manchester United can’t afford any more slip-up if they are to remain within sight of their rivals on the table.
Southampton, meanwhile, may feel that the season started last week for them after opening their account for the season with a 0-2 win at Brighton & Hove Albion.
The visitors, though, are hard-pressed for a win, but Saints know that
The Premier League match will be played between Southampton and Manchester United at St. Mary’s Stadium, in Southampton, England. The ground has a capacity of 32,505.
The game will start at 05:00 PM (IST), on Saturday, August 31.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Southampton – W W L L W W
Manchester United – W W W W D L
Southampton Team News:
Possible INs and OUTs of this game:
Southampton Probable XI:
Gunn (GK), Valery, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Danso, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Hojberg, Sofiane Boufal / Stuart Armstrong, Che Adams, Danny Ings
Manchester United FC Team News:
Possible ins or outs of this game:
Manchester United Probable XI:
Gea (GK), Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, McTominay, Pogba, James, Mata, Rashford, Greenwood
Potential Game Changers:
Likely to score:
Captain and Vice-Captain options:
Paul Pogba: United’s most gifted player and their biggest crowd puller as well. The 26-year-old Frenchman is a tad too inconsistent for the talent he has. But under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the former Juventus star seems to be enjoying his football more. How United fares in this game will depend on how much Pogba affect the game.
Marcus Rashford: The young Englishman is not only a star for the future but a vital cog already in Manchester United’s current wheel. With his pace and dribbling skills, the 21-year-old will be a threat all day long to Saints’ backline.
Danny Ings: An old-school striker who loves to play on the shoulder of the last defense. Pretty consistent with his finishing as well, and has a decent record against Manchester United in the Premier League.
DEF: Danso, Bednarek, Maguire, Lindelof
MID: Ward-Prowse, Hojberg, Pogba, Mata
Attackers: Ings, Rashford
MUN vs SOU Dream11 potential winner:
Manchester United should at least get a draw here.