There was unlikely no man more relieved than the new manager after masterminding a 2-1 win over Liverpool on Monday night, having dropped captain Harry Maguire and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to full effect. Now attentions turn to the south coast and two away games.
Southampton also earned their first win of the season last time out, beating Leicester, and now face United and Chelsea before the end of the month.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Southampton vs Manchester United is scheduled for a 12.30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, August 27, 2022.
St Mary’s in Southampton will host the match.
Where to watch Southampton vs Man United
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 1.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app/the BT Sport website or app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Southampton vs Man United team news
Erik ten Hag will be tempted to give Casemiro a debut, though perhaps not from the off. Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire will know it is unlikely they are restored to the starting line-up after Monday night.
Anthony Martial, though, will be vying for a start and could take Anthony Elanga’s place after replacing the youngster at half-time. Victor Lindelof, Facundo Pellistri and Brandon Williams are still sidelined.
Southampton will assess Romain Perraud ahead of kick-off. Valentino Livramento is out for the foreseeable.
Southampton vs Man United prediction
Confidence is – finally – on the up at Manchester United and the players appear to be listening to the manager based on their performance against Liverpool.
Saturday poses a different task, though, and a different type of motivation.
Ralph Hasenhuttl is in a similar situation ahead of two tough games, but I feel United’s superior quality should shine through.
United win, 2-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Southampton wins: 28
Man United wins: 67