If there is one constant for Manchester United, over these past couple seasons, it’s been Team Captain Harry Maguire. He’s been in the lineup for the big games, and he goes the full 90.
Yes, slabhead will be there to help lead United, against his former club, Southampton FC on Tuesday night. If United win, perhaps they will get their form back to what it once was, just a few games ago. If United don’t take the three points in this game, it could be a cause for concern.
Manchester United vs Southampton FC FYIs
Kickoff: 8:15pm BST, Tuesday Feb 2, Old Trafford
Team News for Both Sides: go here
Odds: United 1.49, Draw 4.34, Southampton FC win 5.56
Records: United 12-5-4 Southampton FC 8-5-7
Table Position: United 2nd, 41 pts Southampton FC 11th, 29 pts
Premier League Form Guide: United DLWDW Southampton LLLWD
The side they’re chasing at the top of the table, Manchester City, don’t show any signs of slowing down, and that means every dropped point is all the more damaging.
It’s true that United have been much better on the road than at home this season, but there are no room for excuses here when they host the south coast club. United simply needs to take all three points from this one.
Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton FC
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Matic; Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
Prediction: United 2, Southampton 1
The Red Devils best the Saints in a biblical battle. As Billy Joel famously said, “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. The sinners are much more fun.”
Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGN, Sports Illustrated, Chicago Tribune and SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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