Man United visit St Mary’s Stadium later today for their second fixture of the season after a fine opener against strong rivals, Leeds United
The Red Devils will lock horns with Southampton with hopes of extending their fine start of the season following sensational 5-1 victory over Leeds United.
In their last meeting, Man United brutalized the Saints in a 9-0 score to add to the most goals in a Premier League match victory.
Man United’s squad will be super boosted today with Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho edging for a start. Cavani is also back and will be making his first appearance of the season.
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“With regard to team news, that’s a boost as well, Edinson’s joined in, Raphael’s joined in and we’re getting fitter and fitter,” said Ole at his pre-match press conference.
“You’ll see on Sunday. They’ve worked well. They’ve had minutes. We’ve had a very good week ourselves. We’ll see who’s making the flight down to Southampton on Saturday.”
Jesse Lingard is recovered from his Covid issues and now available to play while Dean Henderson is still out.
Solskjaer still has his young talented striker, Elanga on the recovery road after missing out Everton friendlies.
The Swedish had a fine start into the pre-season, netting twice for the Red Devils in both of their games against Brentford and Queens Park Rangers.
Speaking of the teenager, Solskjaer said; “He’s not fully fit yet. He’s doing his rehab but he’s working hard on the grass,” revealed the Norwegian in an exclusive interview with club media.
“At least he’s out from the gym and outside in the lovely Manchester weather! [laughs]”
Another name still out for the Norwegians manager is Alex Telles but Solskjær has revealed astonishment over his recovering speed.
“Alex has shown a tremendous attitude to the rehab,” added Ole.
“He is working really hard and is another one who gets a setback but you can sit down and sulk or you can go back into the gym, work hard and make sure that when you’ve come back you’ve worked on different things.”
Over at Southampton, they only have two to worry about; Smallbone and Sam McQueen after receiving a good news of James Ward-Prowse extending his stay at the club.
Southampton vs Man United Possible Line Up
Southampton: McCarthy; Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu; Perraud; Stuart Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo; Adam Armstrong, Adams
Man United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani
Southampton vs Man United Possible Formations
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