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Southampton V Manchester United: Preview and Possible XI

Premier League: Matchweek 14

Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium

Date: Saturday, December 1

Kick-off time: 5:30 PM

Southampton welcome Manchester United to St. Mary’s on Saturday evening for what is a hugely important Premier League clash for both sides.  Southampton are looking to end a 10-match winless run, while Manchester United are aiming for the first win in three top-flight outings.


Mourinho will be without Alexis Sanchez and Victor Lindelof. Chilean forward Sanchez is set to be sidelined for around six weeks after injuring his hamstring in training on Thursday. Lindelof joins fellow defenders Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian on the sidelines with a muscular injury that could keep him out for three weeks.

Danny Ings is a major doubt for the hosts with a thigh injury. Ryan Bertrand is set for a late fitness test over a back injury, while Shane Long is still out with an ankle problem.


Southampton can claim the first win in eight Premier League home matches against Manchester United, with their last victory coming in August 2003.

Mark Hughes’s side have led in five Premier League matches this season but won just one of them. The 10 points they have lost from winning positions are more than any other Premier League side.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, Manchester United have won only four of their 10 Premier League matches against Southampton, having beaten them in nine of the last 10 under the Scot.

If United fall behind against the Saints they can be confident of rallying to win, having done so eight times against them in the Premier League, a joint record.


Southampton: McCarthy; Cedric, Hoedt, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Hojbjerg, Lemina, Redmond, Armstrong; Austin, Ings

Manchester United: De Gea, Romero, Grant, Dalot, Valencia, Young, Shaw, Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Pereira, Fred, Herrera, Fellaini, Matic, McTominay, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial.

  • Referee: Kevin Friend
  • Assistants: Matthew Wilkes, Simon Beck
  • Fourth official: Roger East

Betting and match odds

Southampton are priced at odds of winning 4.8 according to VBet, while a draw is available at 3.41. A win for Manchester United are priced at 1.98.

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