Manchester United vs Southampton 31/12/2017
If you were to read the recent head-to-head records, it will surprise you that Southampton have ruled this fixture. The Saints have won two of their last three league visits to Old Trafford, after a run of 19 matches without a win there.
Man Utd are in no mood to be charitable again. A festive period has turned sour after they gained just two points against Leicester and Burnley.
Southampton sold Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool for a world record transfer fee for a defender, and hopefully that can restore some harmony to the dressing room.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s men are struggling for form, particularly away from home where they have now gone seven Premier League matches without victory, the latest a 5-2 spanking at Tottenham on Boxing Day.
Southampton remain without first-choice full-backs Cedric Soares (ankle) and Ryan Bertrand (thigh), plus striker Charlie Austin (hamstring and suspended).
Man Utd are at full strength save for long-term absentees Eric Bailly, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick.