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Manchester United will seek to score consecutive wins at the start of their 2021/22 Premier League season when they head to St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon to face off Southampton.
The Red Devils opened their season with a 5-1 home win over Leeds United last weekend, while Southampton lost 3-1 to Everton in their first game of the season at Goodison Park.
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Southampton is at this level of football for the tenth consecutive season, but the team’s recent finishes in England’s top division are set to worry the club’s supporters, especially in a summer when some extremely important players are looking for new pastures.
The Saints have finished 17th, 16th and 15th in three of their last four seasons, and their form in the second half of last season was particularly worrying; In fact, it was their results in the first half of the 2020/21 season that allowed them to stay out of relegation problems and move into the final straight.
Money was spent on something similar Adam Armstrong and Romain Perraud, but Danny Ings and Jannik Vestergaard – two important players for the club – have left Aston Villa and Leicester City respectively.
Armstrong was on the scorers list last weekend in Southampton’s 2021/22 opener against Everton, but the Toffees responded with three goals in the second half and recorded a 3-1 win, which means they have confidence in the squad ahead of the clash not flowing straight man is united.
Ralph HasenhüttlThe team has a busy end of the month as they will face Newport County in the EFL Cup on August 25 before traveling to Newcastle United in the Premier League three days later and it will be fascinating to see how the Season develops the Hampshire outfit.
United meanwhile sent a message at their season opener last weekend Bruno Fernandes net three times in the 5-1 win over Leeds while Bricklayer green wood and Fred were also on the game report.
Paul Pogba came up with four assists in a game in which Jadon Sancho made his debut and it was the perfect start to the season for the 20-time English champion who announced Raphael Varane before kick-off against the Whites, and the Frenchman is now in the running for his first appearance this weekend.
Man United finished last season with no cutlery but made it to the FA Cup quarter-finals, EFL Cup semi-finals and Europa League final while progressing in the league, finishing second, albeit 12 points behind champions Manchester City .
The Red Devils will know it takes a strong start to be serious challengers for the title and their next five in the league after that are a trip to Leicester against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Aston Villa and Everton City in mid-October.
Man United’s away form last season was excellent, remaining unbeaten in 19 games, scooping 43 points while they haven’t been beaten in the Premier League against Liverpool since January 2020, which is a staggering record.
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Southampton will again be without the services of. being Sam McQueen and William Smallbone from injury but otherwise the Saints are in great shape with the players available.
Armstrong scored a goal on his debut against Everton and Hasenhuttl hinted the striker will be back in the eleven at the press conference ahead of Friday’s game.
James Ward-Prowse, fresh from signing a new long term contract, will carry on in the park while Che Adams, Stuart Armstrong and Moussa Djenepo are all expected to be in the first XI.
Kyle Walker-Peters came on unused against Everton last weekend, but could join the team for the duel with the 20-time English champions.
Man United, meanwhile, remains without the services of Marcus Rashford, Alex Telles and Dean Henderson, while Phil Jones He’s unlikely to be involved, despite participating in a closed-door friendly against Burnley earlier this week.
Jesse Lingard however, is controversial after recovering from coronavirus while Edinson Cavani is training with the club again and could possibly be added to the squad.
Solskjaer has hinted that Varane will travel to St. Mary’s, however Victor Lindelof was able to keep his place next to it in the end Harry Maguire in the middle of the defense.
Sancho is set to make his full debut after coming off the bench against Leeds and there is a good chance the England international will play for Daniel James will be the only change from the XI that started against the whites.
Southampton possible starting line-up:
McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo; Armstrong, Adams
Manchester United possible starting line-up:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes, Pogba; Grünwald
Probability: Southampton 1-3 Manchester United
Southampton is more than capable of making this game a tricky one for Man United, but we have a hard time holding our own against the guests, all things considered. Solskjaer’s side will fly against Leeds after a five-goal goal and should have too much for the Saints on Sunday afternoon.
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