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Manchester United is set to host Southampton at Old Trafford in a Premier League match on Sunday at 3:00 pm WAT.

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The Red Devils are coming off a 4-1 victory against Real Betis in the Europa League, which was seen as a strong comeback following their recent defeat against Liverpool.

Southampton, on the other hand, is looking to continue their winning streak after defeating Leicester City at St Mary’s Stadium last weekend.

Currently, Erik ten Hag’s squad is in third place on the league table and hoping to close the gap between themselves and second-place Manchester City with a win over Southampton.

The Saints, on the other hand, are struggling to get out of the relegation zone and are desperate for a victory to turn their fortunes around.

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Ten Hag could potentially field the same starting eleven that defeated Real Betis on Thursday, but Marcel Sabitzer might be unavailable due to injury.

The squad will assess his condition before making any decisions. Donny Van de Beek, Christian Eriksen, and Anthony Martial will remain sidelined due to injuries.

Form: W-D-W-W-L

Manchester United is expected to use a 4-2-3-1 formation with De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Fred, Antony, Fernandes, Rashford, and Weghorst as the starting eleven.

Possible Formation: (4-2-3-1)

Expected Starting XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst.

Photo Credit: Create Formation


Southampton, on the other hand, may be without up to three players for Sunday’s match. Tino Livramento and Juan Larios are out due to injuries, while last weekend’s match-winner, Carlos Alcaraz, will need to be assessed before the game after being replaced by Mohamed Elyounoussi.

Form: L-L-W-L-W

Southampton’s expected starting eleven is Bazunu, Maitland-Niles, Bednarek, Bella-Kotchap, Walker-Peters, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Walcott, Elyounoussi, Sulemana, and Adams. The team is likely to use a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Possible Formation: (4-2-3-1)

Expected Starting XI: Bazunu; Maitland-Niles, Bednarek, Bella-Kotchap, Walker-Peters; Ward-Prowse, Lavia; Walcott, Elyounoussi, Sulemana; Adams.

Photo Credit: Create Formation

In conclusion, Manchester United and Southampton are set to battle it out in an exciting match on Sunday.

While Manchester United is looking to maintain their momentum, Southampton is hoping to secure a crucial victory to move out of the relegation zone.

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