Confirmed lineups: Man Utd vs Southampton

Manchester United can move into third place in the Premier League table with a win at home to Southampton this evening.

Champions League rivals Chelsea and Leicester City were both thrashed over the weekend, opening up the opportunity for us to move into the top four with just three games to go after this one.

Visitors Southampton are not to be overlooked as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s are unbeaten in their last three games, which includes a 1-0 win over Manchester City.

The two teams for this evening#s game at Old Trafford are confirmed as:

Manchester United

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba; Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial

Substitutes: Sergio Romero, Eric Bailly, Brandon Williams, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Fred, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Odion Ighalo

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stuck the same starting lineup for a fifth consecutive Premier League game. Our attack is on fire of late with 14 goals in our last four Premier League wins. This sees Anthony Martial retain his position as striker, with Mason Greenwood starting to make his right wing role his own.

Nemanja Matic continues to start alongside Paul Pogba with both Fred and Scott McTominay named among the substitutes. Expect the boss to make full use of the five substitutes rule as we are away to Crystal Palace on Thursday before facing Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday.


Alex McCarthy; Kyle Walker-Peters, Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand; Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse; Stuart Armstrong, Che Adams, Nathan Redmond; Danny Ings

Substitutes: Angus Gunn, Jannik Vestergaard, Kevin Danso, Jake Vokins, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Will Smallbone, Will Ferry, Michael Obafemi, Shane Long

It looks as though the visitors will line up in a similar 4-2-3-1 formation as us. That would see Che Adams play behind striker Danny Ings, flanked by Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond.

Their defence is well organised but I am confident the pace of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial will cause them problems, whilst Mason Greenwood has shown to be confident and efficient at running at defenders of late.