Manchester United – Southampton
Manchester United welcomes Southampton in a game from the 21th round of the English Premier League. The game is going to be played on Saturday evening at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Manchester United are already losing hope for the title in the Premier League. They are currently trailing on 15 points behind the leader Manchester City, so it’s very difficult to think that they could catch their town rivals. It’s almost sure right now that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are going to win the league.
But United are still locked in a fight for the second place in the league. The Red Devils have just one point advantage in front of the 3rd Chelsea, so we shall expect a spectacular fight between these two giants for the second spot.
Manchester United are in a negative run ot two consecutive draws, which increased Man City’s lead to 15 points. Jose Mourinho’s boys lost points against Leicester and Burnley, which more or less, handled the title to The Citizens.
Southampton on the other hand are 14th in the Premier League with 19 points won so far and a record of 4 wins, 7 draws and 9 defeats. In their last five matches The Saints didn’t win even once, losing three times and making two draws.
Although they are 14th in the league, Southampton are just two points above the relegation zone of the Premier League, so they have to be careful.
Let’s have a look at the team news before the game.
Manchester United are without the injured Luis Antonio Valencia, Marouane Fellaini and Eric Bailly, while Chris Smalling is doubtful for the game. Meanwhile Matteo Darmian have recovered from his injury and he’s ready to play.
Southampton can’t use the striker Charlie Austin, who is suspended. In the same time Cedric Soares is still injured, while Ryan Bertrand is doubtful for the game.