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Southampton vs Manchester United Premier League


Southampton vs Manchester United Premier League prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV

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Manchester United begin a run of six away tests from seven games as Jose Mourinho's squad is tested home and abroad.

Saturday's journey to Southampton is followed by flights to Moscow and Lisbon in the Champions League, then across the country for Premier League and League Cup commitments.

Mourinho is expected to use the run to test the depth of his squad before welcoming Tottenham to Old Trafford in five weeks' time.

Southampton could be boosted by a first start of the season for wantaway captain Virgil van Dijk in arguably the club's first real test of the campaign

Team News

Defender Virgil van Dijk could make his first start in eight months against United, following a summer of endless speculation about his future.

The Holland international, who had been unavailable after suffering a serious foot injury in January and then handing in a transfer request, made his first-team return as a substitute against Crystal Palace last weekend.

Defender Matt Targett is a doubt with an ankle problem but Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who missed the game against Palace due to the birth of his daughter, is back in contention.

Marcos Rojo and Paul Pogba are United's major first-team absentees. The France midfielders is expected to be out for at least two months after tearing his hamstring against Basel in the Champions League. 

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have both excelled on the left flank of United's attack, and will be battling it out for a starting spot at Southampton.

Axel Tuanzebe is still nursing a back problem while Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues his rehabilitation from a knee ligament injury. 

Start time

Southampton host Manchester United at St. Mary's with kick-off scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, September 23.

TV and live online coverage

The match will be not be televised live on TV in the UK. Alternatively, you can follow all the build-up and action from 2pm with NEW GERSY blog.

Predicted line-ups

Southampton starting XI: Foster; Soares, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand; Romeu, Lemina; Tadic, Davis, Redmond; Gabbiadini

Southampton v Manchester United

Manchester United starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Young; Fellaini, Matic; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford; Lukaku



Match Details

Man United vs Southampton
Premier League
Today, 5:00 PM
St. Mary's Stadium



Man United 1-0 Southampton

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