MAN UTD welcome Southampton to Old Trafford with their late-season Champions League push in full swing.
Now unbeaten in ten Premier League games, the Red Devils will be looking for another three points tonight and both teams have named UNCHANGED lineups.
Saints are in a rich vein of form themselves and memorably beat Man City last week, while in-form Danny Ings remains firmly in the Golden Boot race after bagging his 19th of the season against Everton.
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- Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial.
- Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Adams, Ings.
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FACE TO FACE
Can Saints blunt United's free-flowing attack?
Or will Solskjaer's men keep rolling on.
Here is how they are expected to shape up against each other.
27 Smallbone, 7 Long, 23 Hojbjerg, 29 Vokins, 28 Gunn (GK),
47 Ferry, 20 Obafemi, 4 Vestergaard, 38 Danso.
53 Williams, 3 Bailly, 39 McTominay, 21 James, 22 Romero (GK),
8 Mata, 25 Ighalo, 15 Pereira, 17 Fred.
MANCHESTER UNITED XI
As expected Ole Gunnar Solskjaer names an unchanged side for the fifth game in a row.
His side will line-up in their usual 4-2-3-1 shape.
1 De Gea, 29 Wan-Bissaka, 2 Lindelof, 5 Maguire (C), 23 Shaw, 31 Matic,
6 Pogba, 26 Greenwood, 18 Fernandes, 10 Rashford, 9 Martial.
Ralph Hasenhuttl's Saints are unchanged for the third match in a row.
1 McCarthy, 24 Walker-Peters, 5 Stephens, 35 Bednarek, 21 Bertrand,
14 Romeu, 16 Ward-Prowse (C), 17 Armstrong, 22 Redmond, 10 Adams, 9 Ings.
TEAM NEWS IS IN…
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are on fire.
The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last nine.
They have scooped up 13 points from their last five games.
And are now many people's favourites to claim a Champions League berth.
EVENING FOOTY FANS
Manchester United spent the weekend with their feet up, watching on with glee as their European qualification rivals stuttered in the race for the top four.
Chelsea were thumped 3-0 at Bramall Lane by Sheffield United on Saturday.
Then Bournemouth pulled off a remarkable turnaround to batter Leicester 4-1 and prolong the Foxes’ freefall.
Now United host Southampton at Old Trafford, knowing a win will send them flying high into third spot above both sides.
Not quite everything has gone the way of the Red Devils, however.
Manchester City were celebrating this morning as Pep Guardiola’s men had their two-year Uefa competition ban overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The Citizens will instead only need to cough up £9million worth of fines.
The news ends hopes this year’s fifth-placed Premier League side would get a shot in the Champions League at their expense.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to name an unchanged side for the fifth successive game.
The Norwegian only has centre-back pair Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe unavailable.
Southampton can leapfrog Everton into 11th place with a win.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s troops will have to do it without Moussa Djenepo, Sofiane Boufal and Yan Valery.
Jannik Vestergaard is struggling with a muscle issue and could miss out at the Theatre of Dreams.
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