MANCHESTER UNITED are set to welcome Marcus Rashford back to the starting XI when they face Southampton at Old Trafford this afternoon (3pm).
Manchester United could be boosted by the return of Marcus Rashford from an ankle injury when they take on Southampton.
The England striker suffered an ankle injury against Liverpool last weekend and was forced to start on the bench against Crystal Palace but is now fit to face Saints.
However, Anthony Martial is still a doubt after a groin problem and is unlikely to be risked with a Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain on the way.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference on Friday, interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “It’s the last session today but we’re not going take any risks.
“Maybe Anthony [will play], but it might just be a few more days before he’s ready, so probably the squad will look similar to what it did at Wednesday.
“He [Rashford] still felt it [ankle problem] Wednesday night but he’ll be ready, I’ll probably start him.”
Rashford already has 10 goals so far this season and his return would be a huge bonus for a United side ravaged by injuries.
Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard were all forced off during the first half of the 0-0 draw with Liverpool while Nemanja Matic is also sidelined.
Additionally, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian are both on the treatment table while Phil Jones remains a doubt and Marcos Rojo is short of match action.
With Rashford starting, Romelu Lukaku is likely to shift out to the right flank after his two goals against Palace while Alexis Sanchez could start once more on the opposite wing.
Paul Pogba is likely to be joined by Scott McTominay and Fred in central midfield, although Andreas Pereira provides another option.
Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof will be joined by one of Chris Smalling or Eric Bailly in defence while Diogo Dalot could deputise for Ashley Young if the veteran full-back is rested.
Manchester United predicted line-up vs Southampton – Premier League
(4-3-3): De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw; McTominay, Fred, Pogba; Lukaku, Sanchez, Rashford