Official Starting Eleven: Man United vs Southampton

DID YOU KNOW?

Southampton have drawn their last two league matches against Man Utd; they haven’t avoided defeat in three consecutively against them since May 1989 (five games)

United have won just one of their five home Premier League games against Southampton since Sir Alex Ferguson retired (W1 D2 L2) – under Ferguson, they won 13 out of 14 against the Saints at Old Trafford (D1)

MERSON’S PREDICTION

It was a massive result for Saints against Fulham on Wednesday, their cup final, but I don’t see how they’re beating Man Utd.

Their big game was against Fulham, but United will be too strong for them here.

For United to get that impressive result with that many injuries at Palace was impressive. I think this is a simple victory at Old Trafford.

PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0

MAN UTD TEAM NEWS

Team to play Southampton: De Gea, Shaw, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Pogba, Pereira, McTominay, Alexis, Lukaku, Rashford

Subs: Grant, Bailly, Rojo, Fred, Dalot, Chong, Gomes

SOUTHAMPTON TEAM NEWS

Team to play Man Utd: Gunn, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Valery, Bertrand, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Austin

Subs: McCarthy, Stephens, Elyounoussi, Gallagher, Armstrong, Targett, Slattery