Ninth place Southampton host Manchester United at the St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday in what could be a tough test for Jose Mourinho’s men. United currently sit on top of the table along with Manchester City having registered 4 wins and a draw while Southampton have had a solid start to the season with 2 wins and 2 draws and a solitary defeat.
Manchester United beat Everton 4-0 last Sunday with Romelu Lukaku, Antonio Valencia, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial getting on the scoresheet. Southampton came away with a 1-0 win against Palace with Steven Davis grabbing the winner.
Southampton Team News:
Matt Targett will miss the game with an ankle injury but Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Charlie Austin will return to the squad. Manager Mauricio Pellegrino will make a late call on wantaway centre-back Virgil Van Dijk’s involvement in the starting XI saying, “We’ll decide tomorrow, but every single week he is important because he is getting better.”
Probable XI: Forster; Soares, Hoedt, Yoshida/Van Dijk, Bertrand; Davis, Romeu, Lemina; Tadic, Redmond, Gabbiadini/Long.
Manchester United Team News:
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stated that he “no idea” when star midfielder Paul Pogba will return from injury. Elsewhere, Ashley Young is expected to start at left-back after impressing against Everton last weekend. Anthony Martial bagged a goal against Burton Albion in midweek and might replace Marcus Rashford in the starting XI.
Probable XI: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Young; Fellaini, Matic; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford/Martial; Lukaku.
Best Dream 11 Team
This is the best Dream 11 combination according to me for this match.
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