First Team Match Day

Confirmed Squad: Manchester United vs Southampton

Manchester United Squad vs Southampton

18:52pm – United have won 11 of the last 12 matches against Southampton in all competitions, scoring 33 times. The solitary defeat came back in 2003, James Beattie striking an 88th minute winner.

Incredibly, the last 5 encounters between United and Southampton have all taken place at St Mary’s. United have won all 5, scoring 14 goals in the process.

Southampton have conceded 26 goals away from home, the second worst record in the league. United, with 30 goals scored, have the joint best home attack.

United have scored at least 2 goals in 14 of their last 15 home matches in the Premier League.

Robin van Persie’s hat-trick in the corresponding fixture was United’s first against Southampton since Ruud van Nistelrooy struck 3 times in a 6-1 victory back in 2001.

Southampton have dropped 19 points from winning positions in the league this season. Only Reading (20) have a worse record.

United have averaged over 2.5 goals in the last 7 matches against Southampton.

19:06pm – The Manchester United team news for Southampton in the league have just been released and is below:


MUFC Starting XI:

De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Carrick, Anderson, Welbeck, Rooney, Kagawa, RVP

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