Ole Gunnar Solskjaer extended his unbeaten league record as Manchester United boss to 11 matches in midweek after winning 3-1 away to Crystal Palace. That result was one of the most impressive under Solskjaer, as United had nine first-team players out injured.
Southampton moved out of the bottom three on Wednesday night after beating relegation rivals Fulham 2-0. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have only lost one of their last five matches away to United.
With at least one of Arsenal or Tottenham due to drop points in Saturday’s early kick-off, United have a great chance to close the gap on those above them in the table and they need to capitalise on that here.
Manchester United- Of Manchester United’s 10 injured players, Marcos Rojo and Marcus Rashford recovered to make the bench in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. The latter will return to the starting XI here.
Fred and Alexis Sanchez failed to impress on their audition for a regular starting berth and could both be demoted to the bench here. Various betting options are available on Site
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would ideally like to shuffle his pack but that will depend what players are available on Saturday. Andreas Pereira and Eric Bailly will push for starts here.
Southampton- Danny Ings has an outside chance of making Saturday’s trip to Old Trafford but Michael Obafemi and Mario Lemina remain sidelined for Southampton.
Jack Stephens, Shane Long, Matt Targett and Stuart Armstrong did not start the 2-0 win over Fulham on Wednesday and are candidates to do so here.
Angus Gunn has started Southampton’s last two matches and will hope to continue in goal here for the away side.
Man Utd have won 9 of their last 11 matches (Premier League).
Man Utd have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches against Southampton in all competitions.
Man Utd are undefeated in their last 6 matches against Southampton in all competitions.
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