After an impressive victory over Leeds in the opening match, the Red Devils are not expected to face many difficulties despite being a guest against Southampton.
8:00 p.m. August 22 | St Mary’s Stadium
Besides Man City, Man Utd is one of the biggest spenders in Europe in the summer transfer window of 2021. Extremely classy names like Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane show their ambition to compete for the Premier League crown. Brother of the Red Devils this summer.
Those investments have brought some excitement and more competition in the United dressing room. As a result, Ole Solskjaer’s men battered Leeds United with a score of 5-1, thanks to the dazzling performances of the duo Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.
With Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford still out of action, it is likely that the Norwegian strategist will continue to use Mason Greenwood in the key striker position, with the support of James, Pogba and Bruno at the back. . This formation makes United extremely unpredictable with a relatively diverse attack ability.
In contrast to MU, Southampton has just had a not-so-smooth start in the first round. The Saints took the lead at Goodison Park thanks to Armstrong’s strike, but weak defense made it easy for them to come back and lose 3-1.
Last season, MU was the opponent that made Ralph Hasenhüttl’s army “terrified”. In the first leg, Soton led by 2 goals and then lost 3-2 in reverse. But the most notable must be the 9-0 “destruction” at Old Trafford of the Red Devils with Southampton.
The match at St Mary’s promises to be the next impressive performance of Man Utd players. With confidence growing, it is not excluded that the Red Devils will continue to have a strong victory.
INFORMATION ABOUT THEM
- Southampton have not won against MU in competitions since January 2016
- MU won 28, lost 7, drew 9 in 44 times against The Saints
- Varane is not expected to play yet
- Southampton: McCarthy; Livramento, Stephens, Bednarek, Perraud; Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Stuart Armstrong, Djenepo; Adam Armstrong, Che Adams.
- MU: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; James, Fernandes, Pogba; Greenwood
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