How to follow United v Southampton
Manchester United host Southampton in the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday, as the Saints return to Old Trafford for the first time since our Premier League record-equalling 9-0 victory over Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side last February.
The top-flight clash follows on from the 1-1 draw at Burnley in midweek and the Reds are now unbeaten in four games in the division, despite slipping out of the top four after the visit to Turf Moor.
With games coming thick and fast, it’s a position we’ll be hoping to recover on Saturday and here’s all the essential information ahead of the game…
HOW TO WATCH
Kicking off at 12:30 GMT, the match is being broadcast live on BT Sport 1HD and Ultimate in the UK.
Matchday coverage will also be available via the Manchester United App and on our website, including team news, regular updates and reaction.
Two-minute highlights can be viewed from 17:15 GMT on Saturday, while MUTV will broadcast the full game the following day.
Ralf Rangnick will be hoping that his squad has come through the clash with Burnley with no new injury concerns.
Alex Telles missed the games with Middlesbrough and Burnley due to testing positive for COVID-19 and Fred has also contracted the virus, meaning he too sat out the trip to East Lancashire.
Rangnick acknowledged that the central midfielder could also be a doubt for the meeting with the Saints, but the boss is likely to give a full update during his pre-match press conference on Friday, with his media briefing being available to stream live on all of our official platforms.
Southampton will definitely be without goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and defender Lyanco, while Nathan Redmond and Nathan Tella missed the 3-2 victory over Tottenham on Wednesday.
The Reds have now picked up eight out of a possible 12 points from our last four games in the Premier League, winning two and drawing two in that time.
Four of the last five league games at Old Trafford have seen United on the winning side, with only Wolves escaping M16 with anything since early November.
Southampton’s beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 in an entertaining game on Wednesday, with late goals from Mohamed Elyounoussi and Che Adams turning the game on its head. Saints have moved into the top half of the Premier League table and now have 28 points.
Saturday will be our 131st meeting in all competitions with Southampton, with United having won 67 of our encounters so far, while drawing 36 and losing 27.
The most recent coming together was back in August at St Mary’s Stadium, when the match ended 1-1. The last game between us at Old Trafford was the famous 9-0 success.
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Assistants: Adam Nunn, Nick Hopton
Fourth official: David Coote
VAR: Jarred Gillett
Assistant VAR: Neil Davies
Eighteen out of the 20 teams in the Premier League are in action this weekend, with Chelsea’s fixture with Arsenal postponed owing to the Blues’ participation in the Club World Cup.
SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY
UNITED v Southampton (12:30 GMT)
Brentford v Crystal Palace
Everton v Leeds United
Watford v Brighton
Norwich v Manchester City (17:30 GMT)
All games 15:00 GMT unless stated.
SUNDAY 13 FEBRUARY
Burnley v Liverpool (14:00 GMT)
Newcastle United v Aston Villa (14:00 GMT)
Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wonderers (14:00 GMT)
Leicester City v West Ham (16:30 GMT)