Manchester United are looking to complete the double over Southampton, who they host in the Premier League on Tuesday.
Manchester United are looking to reignite their title challenge after a run of two winless results. Before a draw against Arsenal, the Red Devils were seen off by Sheffield United, rather shockingly. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men now have a chance to go jointly top of the table, at least temporarily with a win at the Old Trafford.
United have a fully fit squad to pick from, but there may be no rotation due to the importance of this fixture. The Saints have done a superb job this season in the Premier League, notably beating Liverpool. With the hosts chasing top spot this time around, there will be no room for error and hence, the team selection must be flawless.
David De Gea will therefore keep his place in goal. The Spaniard will be guarded by a four-man backline, which will see Eric Bailly hold fort alongside Harry Maguire in central defence. The duo has added stability to the side’s backline and will have to play another good game against Southampton. Aaron-Wan Bissaka and Luke Shaw will continue as the full-backs.
Paul Pogba is on a really rich run of form, but he would have to settle for a defensive role on Tuesday evening. The France international will form a double pivot beside Fred. James Ward-Prowse and Stuart Armstrong are a significant threat for the visitors from midfield, which is why the United duo’s defensive presence will come in handy without the ball.
Bruno Fernandes has blanked in each of his last two outings but will look to make amends this time around. He will play as an attacking midfielder, beside Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood who will play on the left and right flanks, respectively. They have been in a good run of form, recently setting up one another against Liverpool in the FA Cup.
Anthony Martial is in a very dry run of form and questions have been raised about his continued selection. Nevertheless, Solskjaer is likely to place his faith in the French marksman who will lead the line ahead of Edinson Cavani. Martial faces a risk against time and the timer will continue to condense if he fails to impress once again.