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Manchester United vs Southampton Preview

Updated: Feb 3

Date: Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Kick Off: 20 15

Venue: Old Trafford


Match officials: Referee: Assistants: Fourth official: VAR: VAR Assistant:


How to Watch: BT Sport


Team News:


Manchester United:

OUT -

- Brandon Williams (England): Unknown, unknown return date

- Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Calf, unknown return date

- Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) - Loan Ended


Questionable -

- Scott McTominay (Scotland): Illness, 75% chance of playing



Southampton:

OUT -

- Kyle Walker-Peters (England): Thigh, unknown return date

- William Smallbone (Republic of Ireland): Knee, unknown return date

- Jannik Vestergaard (Denmark): Knee, expected back 2nd Feb

- Mohammed Salisu (Ghana): Muscle, unknown return date


Questionable -

- Ibrahima Diallo (France): Muscle, 50% chance of playing

- Theo Walcott (England): Muscle, 50% chance of playing

- Oriel Romeu (Spain): Knock, 75% chance of playing

- Nathan Tella (England): Muscle, 75% chance of playing

- Michael Obafemi (Republic of Ireland): Knee, 25% chance of playinh


Team Form: Premier League


United: WWDWLD


Southampton: DDWLLL


Head 2 Head:


United have dominated this fixture since the first fixture on the 13th Februry 1897 when Southampton took on Newton Heath and drew 1-1.


Since 1897, United have won 66 out of a possible 127 matchups.


Manchester United will be confident heading into Tuesday, winning 27 out of the 43 Premier League fixtures. They are also unbeaten in their last 10 appearances against Southampton.


In their last encounter, November 2020, United made a brilliant comeback to win 3-2 thanks to a second-half brace and assist from 'el matador' Edinson Cavani.


Predictions:


Line-ups -


United: De Gea, Shaw, Maguire (C), Bailly, Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Pogba, Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood, Cavani


Southampton: McCarthy, Valery, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse (C), Walcott, Armstrong, Adams, Ings


Score 2-1


Players to watch:


United - Bruno Fernandes


Southampton - Stuart Armstrong


Written by: BRPGsports

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