Man Utd vs Southampton: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Man Utd vs Southampton at Old Trafford will be an intriguing fixture as Ten Hag's men want to win as they face Southampton.

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Man Utd vs Southampton at Old Trafford will be an intriguing fixture as Ten Hag's men want to win after 7-0 thrashing against Liverpool as they face relegation favorites Southampton.

Match Details:

  • Location: Manchester, England
  • Stadium: Old Trafford
  • Date: Sunday 12 March
  • Kick-off Time: 14:00 GMT / 09:00 ET / 06:00 PT
  • Referee: Anthony Taylor
  • VAR: Andre Marriner

Man Utd vs Southampton: Match Preview:

The Red Devils were humbled in their last Premier League outing, conceding six goals in the second half as they were beaten 7-0 by Liverpool last week, but began to make amends on Thursday night with an assertive 4-1 thumping of Real Betis in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie.

Man Utd vs Southampton: Southampton | Sportz Point.

Will the Saints be able to upset the Red Devils on their own turf? (Image-Parimatch)

The Saints have picked up two wins from their last three league games but still sit 19th in the relegation zone, a point behind Leeds who sit just outside the bottom three.

Team News:

Man Utd:

Erik ten Hag may elect to field the same team that dismantled Real Betis on Thursday night.

That would mean another start up front for Wout Weghorst, who scored his second goal for United in midweek. He'll be supported in attack by Marcus Rashford, who has 14 league strikes so far this campaign, and Antony, whose starting place is a little more secure after a positive display.

Marcel Sabitzer has a knock and may not be fit in time. Anthony Martial is back in training but Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen are still unavailable.


Midfielder Carlos Alcaraz netted Southampton's crucial goal in the 1-0 win over Leicester last time out but is a doubt with a knee problem. If he can't start, Mohamed Elyounoussi could come into the starting XI.

Mohammed Salisu has a knock, so Jan Bednarek could continue to parTner Armel Bella-Kotchap in central defence. Juan Larios and Tino Livramento remain sidelined for the visitors.

Man Utd vs Southampton : Head to Head:

  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home league games against Southampton.
  • Southampton haven't mustered a single win in their last 14 meetings with Manchester United in all competitions. They have lost seven and drawn seven.
  • Manchester United have picked up 36 points from losing positions in Premier League matches against Southampton.
  • Manchester United haven't lost successive Premier League games since May/August last year, where they lost four in a row.

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Predicted Line-ups:

Man Utd predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw;Casemiro , Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst.

Southampton predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Bazunu; Maitland-Niles, Bednarek, Bella-Kotchap, Walker-Peters; Ward-Prowse, Lavia; Walcott, Elyounoussi, Sulemana; Adams.

MU vs SOU: Fantasy XI

De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez,Bella-Kotchap, Ward-Prowse, Casemiro,Antony, Fernandes, Rashford,Sulemana; Adams.