MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United points to Paul Pogba during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Old Trafford on August 14, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images,)
After a convincing win over Leeds to open up the season, Manchester United will look to capture three more points this Sunday against Southampton.
Perhaps no team put on a better show to open up the English Premier League season than Manchester United. Bruno Fernandes, the ‘Portuguese Magnifico,’ recorded a hat-trick and Paul Pogba turned heads with his four assists.
It was a huge statement by the Red Devils and they’ll look to keep their winning ways going on the road against Southampton on Sunday. Will United be able to get the job done?
How to watch Manchester United vs Southampton on TVWhen is kick off? Sunday, Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. ET
Where is the match being played? St. Mary’s Stadium
What TV channel is the match on? NBCSN, fuboTV for online streaming
Who’s the referee? Mike Dean
Who’s on VAR duty? Andre Marriner
Southampton team newsSouthampton will have quite the uphill battle to try and beat Manchester United. They almost stunned the EPL powers last year, getting off to a 2-0 start in their showdown at St. Mary’s Stadium, but United roared back to win 3-2. Normally Danny Ings would be the one to try and find the back of the net against the Manchester side, but he joined Aston Villa earlier this month.
Manchester United team newsMarcus Rashford is out until October with his shoulder injury, while Alex Telles has already been ruled out because of an ankle injury. United fans could see Edinson Cavani on the pitch for some minutes in the second half after he missed the season-opener.
Man United vs Southampton predicted lineupsSouthampton: McCarthy, Livramento, Stephens, Salisu, Perraud, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Walcott, Djenepo, Adams and Armstrong.
Manchester United: De Gea, Shaw, Lindelof, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Fred, James, Pogba, Fernandes and Greenwood.
Southampton vs Manchester United predictionThis should be another fun tilt, as both Southampton and United will be hungry to record a win. At the end of the day, though, we think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team will be too much to handle for the home team.
Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Southampton