MANCHESTER UNITED VS SOUTHAMPTON
SATURDAY THE 23RD OF JANUARY - OLD TRAFFORD - 15:00 KICK-OFF
Referee - Mike Jones
Assistant - A Garratt
Assistant - I Hussin
4th Official - T Harrington
Charlie Austin is in line for his Saints debut, but Graziano Pellè is still a doubt with a continued knee problem.
Jay Rodriguez is about three weeks away from a return.
PREDICTED XI: Forster; Cédric, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand; Clasie, Wanyama, S. Davis; Mané, Long, Tadić.
MANCHESTER UNITED: LLDWDW
Goals Scored: 7
Goals Conceded: 8
Goals Scored: 10
Goals Conceded: 5
LAST TIME WE MET
Saturday the 20th of September, 2015
Barclays Premier League
SOUTHAMPTON 2-3 MANCHESTER UNITED
GOALS: Pellè - 13' and 86'; Martial - 34' and 50', Mata 68'.
SOUTHAMPTON: Stekelenburg; Yoshida, Fonte, Van Dijk, Targett (Martina - 45'); Romeu (S. Davis - 56'), Ward-Prowse (Long - 76'), Wanyama; Mané, Pellè, Tadić.
Unused Subs: K. Davis, Cédric, Juanmi, Rodriguez.
MANCHESTER UNITED: De Gea; Darmian (Valencia - 45'), Smalling, Blind, Rojo (McNair - 69'); Carrick (Schweinsteiger - 60'), Schneiderlin; Mata, Rooney, Depay; Martial.
Unused Subs: Romero, Young, Herrera, Fellaini.
STORY OF THE GAME:
Saints ended up losing to Louis van Gaal's men, despite taking the lead within the opening quarter of an hour thanks to Graziano Pellè.
The Red Devils failed to get firing early on and were punished when Pellè pounced on a loose ball after a save from David De Gea.
United then equalised with their first shot on target, with Anthony Martial firing in from inside the area before seizing on a back-pass from Maya Yoshida to complete the turnaround.
Juan Mata then scored the visitors' third goal to put daylight between the two sides.
Pellè then got himself on the scoresheet again, heading past De Gea with four minutes of time remaining as Saints mounted a late charge as they looked to level the scores in the burning embers of the encounter.