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Confirmed Starting XI: Rashford leads the line against Southampton; Pereira, Mata, and James also start; Chong and Greenwood on the bench

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Manchester United will be seeking a return to winning ways as they head to St Mary’s to face Southampton in the Premier League this afternoon. Last weekend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side faced their first defeat of the season, in this game, the players will be expected to hit back and return to winning ways. Can they do it?

After this match, there will be a two-week break in club football because of the first international break of the season. With a good win, there will be some positivity before the next match on the 14 September when they welcome Leicester City to the Theatre of Dreams. Solskjaer will be looking for a reaction after a poor display against Crystal Palace.

Manchester United:

De Gea;

Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young;

McTominay, Pogba;

Pereira, Mata, James;

Rashford

Substitutes:

Romero; Rojo, Tuanzebe; Lingard, Matic, Chong; Greenwood

Southampton:

Gunn;

Soares, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Danso;

Højbjerg, Romeu;

Boufal, Ward-Prowse;

Ings, Adams

Substitutes:

McCarthy; Yoshida, Stephens, Valery; Armstrong; Long, N’Lundulu

United has played Southampton 125 times with United winning 65 matches, drawing 32 and losing 28 times. Southampton last defeated United on the 23 January 2016 in the Premier League, winning 1-0 at Old Trafford. In the last seven meetings, United are undefeated, winning four times, drawing three times. A win is important for United.

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