Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Southampton FC

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Manchester United have righted the ship, at least in the UEFA Champions League competition, with a very convincing midweek win over Istanbul Basasksehir. In the Premier League they have won the last two, which has cooled off the talk that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could or should be sacked.

At least for now, but with side still sitting mid-table, more results are needed and now! Traveling to Southampton FC on Sunday, a side that’s used to being mid-table, this could be a tricky match-up. Just remember what happened last season.

Manchester United at Southampton FC FYIs

Kickoff: 2pm BST/9am EST, Sunday Nov 29, St Mary’s

Team news for both sides: go here

Odds: United  (-106)  Southampton FC (+260)

Records:  United 4-3-1   Southampton  FC 5-2-2

Saints have been more impressive than usual this season however, and the betting lines for this one truly reflect how even a match-up this could be.

United come in here with a potentially patchwork defense, depending on who is fit and who is hurt.

However, the hosts will still be without their primary scorer, so perhaps this matchup is really more a wash. In the other position groups, United are essentially at full strength, so expect OGS to pick the best squad available for this one.

Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Southampton FC

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Tuanzebe, Telles; Matic, Van de Beek, Fernandes; Rashford, Greenwood, Martial

Prediction: United 2, Southampton FC 1

Fully expect the visitors to grind it out and make it three in a row.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, 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 WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Excellent Larry A says

    I think we shouldn’t rush Van De Beek to first team start now. As we know premier league is a different ball game to what we have in the champions league.
    I’m not saying he’s not a good player, but we need to exercise caution in making him a starter in the premier league. I noticed that he is a little bit slow to my liking.
    He needs to learn the ropes and get used to the style of play as it concerns pace. He also needs physical presence in the middle of the pack for him to compete favourably with the other midfielders in the team.
    My advice is that he should be starting from the bench for now, until he justfies his first team start in EPL.

  2. Let cavani to start instead of greenwood b’se greenwood is so good coming da bench.

  3. Wasswa Nicholus says

    Van de been should start… We need creativity in the pitch..rather than playing 2 defensive Midfielders against a weaker side

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