The Red Devils currently sit in fifth place following their draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night, two points beyond Wednesday’s opponents following the Blades’ surprise 3-0 loss against Newcastle United.
The Blades suffered a serious setback in their bid to shut the gap on fourth place Chelsea on Sunday, conceding 3 times to Newcastle on a disappointing afternoon at St James’ Park.
United meanwhile remain five points behind the Blues after their draw at Tottenham last week.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will hope to remain hot on their heels –
and can be hoping for a favour from neighbours Manchester City who head to the capital to require on Frank Lampard’s side on Thursday.
The Blades have only lost back-to-back league matches once this term – away to Manchester City and Liverpool either side of the
New Year – and would leapfrog Man United within the table with a win on Wednesday night.
It is therefore important to acknowledge that, no matter what happens over the closing stages of the season, Wilder’s side have enjoyed a memorable and odds-defying campaign.
However, they need won only one of their last six Premier League away games
and, considering they’re going to even be missing a minimum of two key players against Man United,
their hopes of avoiding what might be a hugely damaging result for his or her European chances look tons bleaker than they did before lockdown.
Manchester United vs Southampton Team News
Manchester United fans may finally be ready to see Fernandes and Pogba play together from the beginning during this match,
with the Frenchman’s effective cameo off the bench against Spurs expected to possess earned him a starting role on Wednesday.
Pogba might not last the complete 90 minutes having not started a Premier League game since September,
but either Scott McTominay or Fred is probably going to form way for the club-record signing.
Victor Lindelof limped off against Spurs and can be assessed within the buildup to the present match,
but if he’s deemed fit start then Solskjaer could name an unchanged team with the exception of Pogba.
David de Gea remains the club’s favorite goalkeeper for now, although his mistake against Spurs shone the spotlight thereon
debate once more with Dean Henderson – on loan at Sheffield United – enjoying such an honest campaign.
Henderson is ineligible to face his parent club during this match, though, while the visitors also will be without the suspended John Egan following his red card on Sunday.
Wilder will therefore be hoping that Jack O’Connell is prepared to return from the knee injury
which has kept him out of both post-lockdown matches thus far , while David McGoldrick is additionally pushing for inclusion.
Manchester United vs Southampton Line Up
Man Utd possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, Fred; James, Fernandes, Rashford; Rashford
Norwich City possible starting lineup:
Moore; Basham, O’Connell, Robinson; Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Lundstram, Stevens; McBurnie, Sharp
Manchester United vs Southampton H2H
Manchester United have won their last seven home meetings with Sheffield United altogether competitions by an aggregate score of 17-2.
Sheffield United’s most up-to-date victory against United was a 2-1 FA Cup win in February 1993.
This will be the 95th meeting between these two with the Manchester club winning 44 of these . Sheffield United have 34 wins of their own.
Date, time and venue
Manchester United vs Southampton is scheduled for a 7:30pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
The match will be behind closed doors at Old Trafford with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch Manchester United vs Southampton
TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels with coverage from 5pm, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.
The match is also available via Sky One and via Pick TV, Sky’s free-to-air channel.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.
8:00pm, Monday 13th July 2020.