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Match Preview : Manchester United vs. Southampton

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Manchester United will be at home for the first time this season as they’re set to face Southampton on Friday night. Red Devils won their first game comfortably against Bournemouth with a 3-1 scoreline, Rooney and Mata both opened their goal account for the season as Zlatan announced his arrival to Premier League with a great outside of the box goal.

Saints saw their game being tied up against Watford even after having the majority of possession(63%-37%). Tadic had a great game for them as they’ll expect the same from him as the season proceeds.

United have failed to win any of their last 3 home games against Southampton(D1 L3) after having a 13 wins run in 14 games before that.

Key Stats:

Jose Mourinho will manage his first home as Manchester United boss, he has just lost 9 home games throughout his career, 4 of them were last season at Stamford Bridge, the same number he’d lost in his previous 232 games on home soil (W192 D38 L4).

Saints have won their past two trips to Old Trafford with a 1-0 scoreline; they’ve never won 3 in a row in their entire league history. Manchester City being the only team to win 3 consecutive games at Old Trafford(2011-214). The Red Devils haven’t lost a league home game on Friday since 1950, when they lost to Birmingham, winning 13 and drawing 6 games since.

This will Claude Puel’s second league game with Southampton, Mauricio Pocchetino also had trip to Old Trafford in second game in charge of Saints, which he lost 2-1 in 2013.

Manchester United new star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 16 goals in his last 9 league games with PSG and United. He also scored 11 Ligue 1 goals against Nice, while Claude Puel was their manager.

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Paul Pogba is all set to make his debut after his return to Manchester United, no player in the Serie A had more assits than him(13). Henrikh Mkhitaryan could also get his first start in the league for his new club since his move from Borussia Dortmund. He had the most no. Of assists in the Bundesliga and also in Europe including all competitions.

Possible formations:

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Mourinho might tweak in his formation and make some changes as he’ll look to give Paul Pogba his first start, currently playing 4-2-3-1 he might switch to 4-3-3 as Mkhitaryan, Pogba and Schneiderlin might get their first starts this season.

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Saints played with 4-3-1-2 formation at home against Watford, but they also might change it for their trip to Manchester as playing with two strikers might expose them and they won’t enjoy as much the possession as they did against Watford. United will like to use their fullbacks against the Saints, as they keep their midfield too tight to breach.

Key battle to watch out for: Eric Bailly vs. Dusan Tadic

Eric Bailly was nominated Man of the match in both of his competitive games for United and will be a key player for them Friday night in order to shut down Dusan Tadic who controls the game for Saints and his creativity up top is the main arsenal for the Saints.

Manchester United will be at home for the first time this season as they’re set to face Southampton on Friday night. Red Devils won their first game comfortably against Bournemouth with a 3-1 scoreline, Rooney and Mata both opened their goal account for the season as Zlatan announced his arrival to Premier League with a great outside of the box goal.

Saints saw their game being tied up against Watford even after having the majority of possession(63%-37%). Tadic had a great game for them as they’ll expect the same from him as the season proceeds.

United have failed to win any of their last 3 home games against Southampton(D1 L3) after having a 13 wins run in 14 games before that.

Key Stats:

Jose Mourinho will manage his first home as Manchester United boss, he has just lost 9 home games throughout his career, 4 of them were last season at Stamford Bridge, the same number he’d lost in his previous 232 games on home soil (W192 D38 L4).

Saints have won their past two trips to Old Trafford with a 1-0 scoreline; they’ve never won 3 in a row in their entire league history. Manchester City being the only team to win 3 consecutive games at Old Trafford(2011-214). The Red Devils haven’t lost a league home game on Friday since 1950, when they lost to Birmingham, winning 13 and drawing 6 games since.

This will Claude Puel’s second league game with Southampton, Mauricio Pocchetino also had trip to Old Trafford in second game in charge of Saints, which he lost 2-1 in 2013.

Manchester United new star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 16 goals in his last 9 league games with PSG and United. He also scored 11 Ligue 1 goals against Nice, while Claude Puel was their manager.

Paul Pogba is all set to make his debut after his return to Manchester United, no player in the Serie A had more assits than him(13). Henrikh Mkhitaryan could also get his first start in the league for his new club since his move from Borussia Dortmund. He had the most no. Of assists in the Bundesliga and also in Europe including all competitions.

Possible formations:

Mourinho might tweak in his formation and make some changes as he’ll look to give Paul Pogba his first start, currently playing 4-2-3-1 he might switch to 4-3-3 as Mkhitaryan, Pogba and Schneiderlin might get their first starts this season.

Saints played with 4-3-1-2 formation at home against Watford, but they also might change it for their trip to Manchester as playing with two strikers might expose them and they won’t enjoy as much the possession as they did against Watford. United will like to use their fullbacks against the Saints, as they keep their midfield too tight to breach.

Key battle to watch out for: Eric Bailly vs. Dusan Tadic

Eric Bailly was nominated Man of the match in both of his competitive games for United and will be a key player for them Friday night in order to shut down Dusan Tadic who controls the game for Saints and his creativity up top is the main arsenal for the Saints.

Manchester United will be at home for the first time this season as they’re set to face Southampton on Friday night. Red Devils won their first game comfortably against Bournemouth with a 3-1 scoreline, Rooney and Mata both opened their goal account for the season as Zlatan announced his arrival to Premier League with a great outside of the box goal.

Saints saw their game being tied up against Watford even after having the majority of possession(63%-37%). Tadic had a great game for them as they’ll expect the same from him as the season proceeds.

United have failed to win any of their last 3 home games against Southampton(D1 L3) after having a 13 wins run in 14 games before that.

Key Stats:

Jose Mourinho will manage his first home as Manchester United boss, he has just lost 9 home games throughout his career, 4 of them were last season at Stamford Bridge, the same number he’d lost in his previous 232 games on home soil (W192 D38 L4).

Saints have won their past two trips to Old Trafford with a 1-0 scoreline; they’ve never won 3 in a row in their entire league history. Manchester City being the only team to win 3 consecutive games at Old Trafford(2011-214). The Red Devils haven’t lost a league home game on Friday since 1950, when they lost to Birmingham, winning 13 and drawing 6 games since.

This will Claude Puel’s second league game with Southampton, Mauricio Pocchetino also had trip to Old Trafford in second game in charge of Saints, which he lost 2-1 in 2013.

Manchester United new star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 16 goals in his last 9 league games with PSG and United. He also scored 11 Ligue 1 goals against Nice, while Claude Puel was their manager.

Paul Pogba is all set to make his debut after his return to Manchester United, no player in the Serie A had more assits than him(13). Henrikh Mkhitaryan could also get his first start in the league for his new club since his move from Borussia Dortmund. He had the most no. Of assists in the Bundesliga and also in Europe including all competitions.

Possible formations:

Mourinho might tweak in his formation and make some changes as he’ll look to give Paul Pogba his first start, currently playing 4-2-3-1 he might switch to 4-3-3 as Mkhitaryan, Pogba and Schneiderlin might get their first starts this season.

Saints played with 4-3-1-2 formation at home against Watford, but they also might change it for their trip to Manchester as playing with two strikers might expose them and they won’t enjoy as much the possession as they did against Watford. United will like to use their fullbacks against the Saints, as they keep their midfield too tight to breach.

Key battle to watch out for: Eric Bailly vs. Dusan Tadic

Eric Bailly was nominated Man of the match in both of his competitive games for United and will be a key player for them Friday night in order to shut down Dusan Tadic who controls the game for Saints and his creativity up top is the main arsenal for the Saints.

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