Manchester United will resume its chase for a top-four end and a UEFA Champions League berth when it hosts a harmful Southampton aspect on Saturday morning, realizing a win would momentarily vault the Purple Devils into fourth place.
Southampton (10th, 28 factors) is coming off considered one of its finest performances of the season in a 3-2 street win over Tottenham on Wednesday and guarantees to pose a critical problem with its hard-working press. Younger ahead Armando Broja had a objective in that match and can look to proceed a productive run of 4 objectives in his final 9 league matches.
Man United (sixth, 39 factors) can have an additional day of relaxation after being held to a 1-1 draw by last-place Burnley on Tuesday. It finds itself in a scrap with the likes of West Ham (40 factors), Arsenal (39 factors) and Tottenham (36 factors) within the chase for the ultimate Champions League berth that comes with a fourth-place end.
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Manchester United vs. Southampton stay rating
MUN — Jadon Sancho (Rashford, Fernandes) — 22nd min.
SOU — Che Adams (Elyounoussi) — 48th min.
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75th min.: SUB — Anthony Elanga on for Scott McTominay. Man United goes for it. Central midfield will now be made up of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. Marcus Rashford joins Cristiano Ronaldo at middle ahead.
72nd min.: One other Man United objective scratched for offside. The replays point out its fairly clear that Ronaldo was offside on the Jadon Sancho flick header.
71st min.: SUB — Tino Livramento is available in for Mohamed Elyounoussi, who was working from a extra central place within the second half. Livramento will play proper again whereas Walker-Peters strikes as much as proper wing.
69th min.: Southampton with two consecutive harmful seems to be. First it was Stuart Armstrong who fired excessive, and that was adopted by Armando Broja who could not chip an onrushing David De Gea.
61st min.: Man United has responded. Cristiano Ronaldo and Diogo Dalot fireplace back-to-back pictures on objective, however Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster stops each.
57th min.: Likelihood for United. On a set piece delivered into the field, Harry Maguire will get a shot off and Southampton ‘keeper Fraser Forster kicks it away on the road.
54th min.: Man United is being examined now. De Gea has to push away an Armando Broja blast, leading to back-to-back Southampton corners. Man United survives unscathed.
48th min.: Right here we go once more! Aim Southampton. Mohamed Elyounoussi fed Che Adams on the sting of the offside lure and he slots it previous goalkeeper David De Gea off the far proper publish. It is 1-1.
CHE ADAMS! Degree at Previous Trafford!
— NBC Sports activities Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) February 12, 2022
46th min.: Second half is underway. Southampton subbed out Jan Bednarek (thigh) at proper middle again and replaces him with Jack Stephens.
Halftime: Manchester United 1, Southampton 0
Halftime: It has been a typical Manchester United efficiency to this point with a optimistic begin and a primary objective, however Southampton got here on robust because the half progressed. The Purple Devils clearly want extra objectives to keep away from drama within the second half. We’ll see if Man United have the fortitude to carry robust. In latest matches Ralf Rangnick’s males have not confirmed they reply properly to adversity.
46th min.: A large-open Paul Pogba slots it house on a feed from Cristiano Ronaldo, however Ronaldo was clearly offside in the beginning of the play and the flag ultimately comes up. Aim disallowed.
41st min.: It has been all Southampton of late. Minutes after a Kyle Walker-Peters ball crossed the face of the objective, Stuart Armstrong will get a shot within the Man United field off a throw-in, however he cannot make good contact and Man United ‘keeper David De Gea holds on.
35th min.: Stuart Armstrong with a blast that finishes broad for Southampton. It comes after a Saints transfer which concerned teammate and central midfielder Oriol Romeu, who’s now pushing larger up the sphere as an alternative of dropping again between the middle backs.
32nd min.: YELLOW card for Scott McTominay after a foul on Mohamed Elyounoussi, who wants therapy. Elyounoussi broad left seems to be to be essentially the most harmful of the Southampton gamers thus far. Armando Broja and Che Adams are ravenous for some service.
28th min.: Sancho and Rashford have now switched flanks for Man United. That was Sancho’s second league objective after scoring at Chelsea again on Nov. 28. When Southampton offers the ball away, Man United — particularly Sancho and Rashford — is all the time able to spring the breakaway.
22nd min.: GOAL Man United. One other sensational Man United counter. A phenomenal Bruno Fernandes ball down the correct launches Marcus Rashford, who continued his run into the field and fed Sancho on the far publish for the straightforward end. There are extra objectives on this one.
16th min.: YELLOW card for Marcus Rashford for a tough, sliding deal with on Romain Perraud. The 2 are battling down the flank (Rashford is the correct winger thus far vs. Southampton’s left again).
10th min.: After an opportunity for Southampton (Che Adams could not get his header across the ball), Man United goes on the counter however Jadon Sancho would not feed Ronaldo and the Portuguese star didn’t respect it as the prospect is wasted. Energetic begin by each side at Previous Trafford.
seventh min.: Ronaldo probability! Sancho sends him by and Ronaldo beat the ‘keeper, however he was informal together with his shot on objective and Southampton’s Romain Perraud and Mohammed Salisu clear off the road. The Ronaldo objective drought continues.
1st min.: We’re off at Previous Trafford and it is Southampton kicking off the match.
6:44 a.m.: Here is the explanation for Edinson Cavani’s absence with Cristiano Ronaldo taking his place within the beginning lineup:
Groups for this afternoon. Cavani not concerned as he’s received a ‘groin drawback.’ pic.twitter.com/gMjZaje7Ri
— Charlotte Duncker (@CharDuncker) February 12, 2022
Manchester United vs. Southampton lineups
Ralf Rangnick makes one change within the beginning lineup that confronted Burnley with Cristiano Ronaldo getting the beginning over Edinson Cavani (groin) at middle ahead. Fred is unavailable after a optimistic COVID check, and Eric Bailly (ankle) and Nemanja Matic (shin) are out injured. Alex Telles continues to be not prepared to begin after a bout with COVID-19, however he’s out there off the bench.
Manchester United beginning lineup (4-2-3-1, left to proper): 1-David De Gea (GK) — 23-Luke Shaw, 5-Harry Maguire (captain), 19-Raphael Varane, 20-Diogo Dalot — 39-Scott McTominay, 6-Paul Pogba — 25-Jadon Sancho, 18-Bruno Fernandes, 10-Marcus Rashford — 7-Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United subs (9): 26-Dean Henderson (GK), 2-Victor Lindelof, 27-Alex Telles, 29-Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 4-Phil Jones, 14-Jesse Lingard, 46-Hannibal Mejbri, 8-Juan Mata, 36-Anthony Elanga
No beginning lineup tweaks are needed for Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, who brings again the identical XI that helped it to a 3-2 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. Tino Livramento is offered on the bench after a latest knee concern. The suitable again has not featured within the final six matches.
Southampton beginning lineup (4-4-2, left to proper): 44-Fraser Forster (GK) — 15-Romain Perraud, 22-Mohammed Salisu, 35-Jan Bednarek, 2-Kyle Walker-Peters — 24-Mohamed Elyounoussi, 6-Oriol Romeu, 8-James Ward-Prowse (captain), 17-Stuart Armstrong — 10-Che Adams, 18-Armando Broja
Southampton subs (9): 13-Willy Caballero (GK), 21-Tino Livramento, 43-Yan Valery, 5-Jack Stephens, 19-Moussa Djenepo, 20-Will Smallbone, 27-Ibrahima Diallo, 7-Shane Lengthy, 9-Adam Armstrong
Learn how to watch Manchester United vs. Southampton
- Date: Saturday, Feb. 12
- Time: 7:30 a.m. ET
- USA & Canada TV channel: None
- USA streaming: Peacock
- Canada streaming: DAZN
Saturday morning’s match is completely out there on NBC’s streaming platform, Peacock, in the US.
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Manchester United vs. Southampton betting odds
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
- Moneyline: Man United -180/Draw +330/Southampton +500
- Unfold: Man United -0.5 (-175)/Southampton +0.5 (+155)
- O/U 2.5 whole objectives: Over -180/Beneath +145
- Each groups to attain: Sure -160/No +125