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Southampton will face Manchester United in the English Premier League at St Mary's Stadium on Sunday.


Southampton is coming off a 3-1 defeat to Rafa Benitez's Everton in the Premier League. Everton won thanks to goals from Brazilian forward Richarlison, French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, and striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Southampton's consolation goal was scored by striker Adam Armstrong.


Manchester United, on the other hand, won their last league game 5-1 over Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United. Manchester United won thanks to a hat-trick from Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes, as well as goals from teenage striker Mason Greenwood and Brazilian midfielder Fred. Leeds United's lone goal came from right-back Luke Ayling.

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Manchester United versus Southampton Head-to-Head


Manchester United has won 21 of the 21 head-to-head meetings between the two teams. They've won 12, lost two, and drawn seven games thus far.


The two clubs previously met in the English Premier League earlier this year, with Manchester United defeating Southampton 9-0.


Manchester United won thanks to an own goal by Polish center-back Jan Bednarek, goals from right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, forward Marcus Rashford, experienced Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, Scotland international Scott McTominay, Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes, and winger Daniel James, as well as a brace from French striker Anthony Martial.


Bednarek and Swiss midfielder Alex Jankewitz were both sent off for Southampton.


Southampton's Premier League form guide is as follows: L


In the English Premier League, Manchester United's form is as follows: W


Manchester United versus Southampton Team News


Southampton


Southampton will be missing Will Smallbone, a promising midfielder, and Sam McQueen, a left-back. There are no reported problems other from that, and manager Ralph Hasenhuttl should have a completely healthy team at his disposal.


Will Smallbone and Sam McQueen are both injured.

Doubtful: None

No one has been suspended.


Manchester United


Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be unable to call on star striker Marcus Rashford and Brazilian left-back Alex Telles, while goalkeeper Dean Henderson and Uruguay international Edinson Cavani are also doubtful.


Marcus Rashford and Alex Telles are both injured.


Dean Henderson and Edinson Cavani are both doubtful.


No one has been suspended.


Predicted XI for Southampton versus Manchester United


Alex McCarthy, Tino Livramento, Jan Bednarek, Mohammed Salisu, Romain Perraud, Theo Walcott, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Moussa Djenepo, Che Adams, Adam Armstrong, Southampton Predicted XI (4-4-2)


David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Fred, Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood, Manchester United Predicted XI (4-2-3-1)


Prediction for Southampton versus Manchester United


Danny Ings, a striker, and Jannik Vestergaard, a Danish center-back, have both left Southampton. They had a difficult season last year and will rely largely on new acquisition Adam Armstrong to score goals this season. To say the least, the Saints have a few concerns.


On the other side, Manchester United has had an amazing start to the 2021/22 season. Raphael Varane, a French center-back, was introduced before the game against Leeds United, but it is unclear whether he would play against Southampton, especially after Victor Lindelof's outstanding performance against Marcelo Bielsa's team.

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Manchester United is widely regarded as a championship contender this season. That may or may not be the case, but they will undoubtedly be the favorites to win this game.


Southampton 0-3 Manchester United is my prediction.


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