The importance of Manchester United’s match against Southampton on Monday can’t go unnoticed if there is any hope of a Champions League spot.
With Sheffield United’s shocking 3-0 victory over Chelsea yesterday, with a win, United can just past the Blues and Leichester City into third in the Premier League standings.
Unbeaten in their last 17 matches in all competitions, expect a powerful lineup that has been carrying this incredible run of form lately.
Solskjaer has named an unchanged side in each of the team’s last four Premier League matches, and it would not be a surprise to see the same XI sent onto the field once again.
Defensive duo Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones remain on the sidelines, but United otherwise have a fully-fit squad.
Mason Greenwood’s has cemented a spot in the front three alongside Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, while Scott McTominay and Fred could come into Solskjaer’s thinking when it comes to potential change, but Ole has suggested that he will not alter a winning side.
Victor Lindelof was a slight doubt against Villa last time out, due to a back injury, but the Swede overcame the issue to start at Villa Park and is likely to keep his spot alongside Harry Maguire.
As for Southampton, Sofiane Boufal, Yan Valery, Nathan Tella and Moussa Djenepo remain on the sidelines through injury, while Jannik Vestergaard is also unlikely to be fit as he battles a muscular problem.
Man United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
Southampton possible starting lineup:
McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond; Ings, Long