Southampton vs Manchester United
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 31st August 2019
Kick off at: 12.30 UK Time
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, England
Suffering a defeat on their latest league match, Manchester United are looking for redemption this weekend. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men will not have an easy game though as they must face home team, Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton vs Manchester United Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for their upcoming Premier League fixture this weekend. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be preparing to help them get all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Gunn(g); Valery, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Danso(def); Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Boufal(mid); Adams, Ings(att)
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: De Gea(g);Wan- Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young(def);Mc Tominay, Pogba(mid); Greenwood, Mata, James (att mid); Rashford (att)
Before heading into this weekend’s premier league clash, both teams have been involved in previous matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WLLWW
After losing their first two games this season, Sotton got back on winning ways recently. Ralph Hassenhuttl picked up two straight victories, beating Brighton in the league and taking down Fulham at Carabao Cup.
Those wins should provide an extra confidence for The Saints as they set to host Man United. Hassenhuttl will be hoping that his players will put on another positive display on Saturday.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWWDL
Opening their league journey with a big win over Chelsea, Man United experiencing dip of performances in their next two games. After drawing 1-1 against Wolverhampton, United were stunned last weekend as they were beaten by Crystal Palace.
That loss against Palace will put a bit of pressure for Solskjaer’s side this weekend as they face Southampton. The visitor won’t be keen on getting another bad result though as they are gunning for three points.
Hassenhuttl will be missing at least a couple of players with Redmond along with Djenepo reportedly still injured. There’s some doubts regarding Bertrand’s condition, but he should be available for selection this weekend.
The Saint are set to rely their attacking force on Che Adams along with Danny Ings duet. In midfield, with Djenepo’s out, Hassenhuttl set to play Boufal with support from Hojbjer, Romeu and Ward-Prowse.
Man United will also miss some important names, notably Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Bailly and Dalot who are all injured. Alexis Sanchez won’t be available either as he is completing his loan move to Inter Milan.
Paul Pogba remain a key figure for United’s midfield as they need to get him going straight from kick off. Marcus Rashford set to lead Solksjaer’s team front line with support from James, Mata and possibly Greenwood.
Head to Head Records:
In their last five meetings, United have edged their opponent with two wins and three draws.
Their latest battle happened in the Premier League on March 2, 2019 which resulted in United’s 3-2 victory.
Man United will be pushing hard since early minutes as they wan’t to redeem themselves following their defeat to Palace. Southampton won’t be an easy opponent though, especially when they are playing at home.
The Saints are also keen on continuing their recent positive form, especially as they’re playing at home. Man United will still be favorite to win, but Southampton can pull of a surprise.
Final Score: 1-1