MATCH PREVIEW: Manchester United v Southampton

Manchester United host Southampton in the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday, as the Saints return to Old Trafford for the first time since our Premier League record-equalling 9-0 victory over Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side last February.

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League games against Southampton (W5 D6) since a 1-0 home loss in January 2016.

Southampton have won just two of their 22 Premier League away games against Man Utd (D4 L16), losing this exact fixture 9-0 last season.

Manchester United have won 36 points from losing positions against Southampton in the Premier League, more than any side has against another in the competition’s history.

Manchester United haven’t lost any of their last 23 home Premier League matches in February (W18 D5) since a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in February 2008. That was one of only two home defeats in the month in the Premier League era, along with a 3-2 reverse against Middlesbrough in February 2004.

Manchester United Team News:

Ralf Rangnick will be hoping that his squad has come through the clash with Burnley with no new injury concerns.

Alex Telles missed the games with Middlesbrough and Burnley due to testing positive for COVID-19 and Fred has also contracted the virus, meaning he too sat out the trip to East Lancashire.

Rangnick acknowledged that the central midfielder could also be a doubt for the meeting with the Saints, but the boss is likely to give a full update during his pre-match press conference on Friday, with his media briefing being available to stream live on all of our official platforms.

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