A confident Man United host bottom-of-the-league Southampton this weekend as the Red Devils look to build momentum on the pitch; aiming to solidify their place in the top-four moving forward into the season. Despite having endured a difficult result against Liverpool last weekend, Erik Ten Hag’s side will be keen on bouncing back, with the Dutchman expected to demand a dominating performance at Old Trafford later today.
With the manager unlikely to make major changes to the starting line-up, Man United will look to remain composed and effective in their approach against Southampton on Sunday. Coming from a notable 4-1 victory over Real Betis in their mid-week UEFA Europa League tie, the Red Devils will be keen on remaining consistent in their application on the pitch as they remain favourites to secure the three points at home later today.
Probable Man United Starting Line-Up Against Southampton
David De Gea (GK): Having struggled against Real Betis mid-week, De Gea will be keen on delivering a notable performance this Sunday. Expected to be tested in moments during the game, the Spaniard will look to emerge as a reliable presence between the sticks against the Saints later today.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB): Having delivered a notable cameo mid-week, Wan-Bissaka is likely to be rewarded with a start on Sunday. Amongst the team’s most consistent players in recent outings, the full-back will be keen on delivering a notable display at Old Trafford.
Harry Maguire (RCB): With Raphael Varane likely to be rested, Maguire will be keen on delivering a notable contribution against the Saints. Unlikely to cement his place in the starting line-up anytime soon, the centre-back will look to make the best of his opportunities moving forward.
Lisandro Martinez (LCB): Pivotal to the team’s defensive performances, Martinez will look to deliver a robust display later today. Having been impressively consistent in his output, the centre-back will be keen on maintaining his incredible standard of performance over the coming weeks.
Luke Shaw (LB): Amongst the team’s most consistent players, Shaw will be keen on continuing to maintain his impressive level of output moving forward. Needing to deliver a reliable performance later today, the Man United full-back will look to perform to his potential against Southampton.
Casemiro (CDM): Integral to United’s prospects on the pitch this season, Casemiro will be keen on delivering a notable contribution this weekend. Expected to be tasked with orchestrating the flow of possession later today, the Brazilian will look to maintain his impressive standard of output moving forward.
Fred (CM): A significant part of the team’s midfield, Fred will be keen on delivering an impactful performance against Southampton. With the midfielder likely to be tested without possession, the Brazilian will look to perform to the best of his abilities later today.
Antony (RW): Promising in his performances, Antony will be keen on delivering a notable display later today. Having found the back of the net mid-week against Betis, the Brazilian will be keen on continuing to improve his contributions on the pitch moving forward.
Bruno Fernandes (CAM): Excellent in his application, Fernandes will be keen on delivering an impactful performance against the Saints. With the team reliant on his work rate and creativity, the Portuguese international will look to register a number of goal contributions later today.
Marcus Rashford (LW): Key to United’s prospects in front of goal, Rashford will be keen on finding the back of the net later today. With the team reliant on his impact upfront, the forward will look to deliver a notable display this weekend.
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Wout Weghorst (ST): A tireless presence upfront, Weghorst will be keen on delivering an impactful display against the Saints. With the Dutchman having found the back of the net against Betis, Weghorst will look to improve on his goal tally later today.
Man United 3-0 Southampton
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