Confirmed lineups: Southampton vs Man Utd

Manchester United have a tricky tie away to high-flying Southampton this afternoon but head into the game on a three-match winning streak which included the 4-1 over Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Victory today could move us up to as high as sixth, five points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool and with a game in hand.

Southampton start the game four points above us, unbeaten in their last seven, winning five.

The two teams for this afternoon’s game are confirmed as:

Manchester United

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Nemanja Matic, Fred, Donny van de Beek, Bruno Fernandes; Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford

Substitutes: Dean Henderson, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe, Brandon Williams, Juan Mata, Daniel James, Edinson Cavani

Donny van de Beek makes his first Premier League start for Manchester United today in what appears to be a 4-4-2 diamond formation.

If so, Mason Greenwood will partner Marcus Rashford in attack as Anthony Martial isn’t in the matchday squad. Scott McTominay is the only other player to drop out of the starting lineup from midweek, with Nemanja Matic starting alongside Fred.

Alex Telles continues at left-back in place of the injured Luke Shaw, with Brandon Williams only among the substitutes again.

Southampton

Alex McCarthy; Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, Jannik Vestergaard, Ryan Bertrand; Stuart Armstrong, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Moussa Djenepo, Theo Walcott; Che Adams

Substitutes: Fraser Forster, Jack Stephens, Ibrahima Diallo, Dan Nlundulu, Nathan Tella, Shane Long, Michael Obafemi

Southampton are without injured duo Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond in attack today so Theo Walcott gets another start for the Saints, whilst Moussa Djenepo is probably their dangerman from open play.