Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Manchester United will look to recover from a heart-breaking 7-0 loss to Liverpool when they take on Southampton on Sunday afternoon. The Red Devils experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the Premier League derby, but they are still seen as hot favourites to beat Southampton on home soil. Erik ten Hag’s troops are on a four-game winning run at home in all competitions, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Both Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek miss out with injuries, while Anthony Martial is a major doubt.
The relegation-threatened visitors, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Leicester City, and they managed to get one, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Southampton, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Man Utd’s party at Old Trafford. Livramento and Larios should be the only absentees in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Marcus Rashford):
Marcus Rashford is one of the most talented English footballers. Rashford was born in Wythenshawe, Manchester on October 31, 1997 and he began his youth career at Fletcher Moss Rangers. Manchester United scouts spotted him in 2005 when he joined the famous Premier League club.
The pacey footballer, who is capable of playing as both winger and striker, marked his Manchester United first-team debut with two goals in a 5-1 crushing of Midtjylland in the Europa League.
Marcus Rashford scored seven goals in 35 appearances for the Red Devils in the 2017/2018 Premier League season. Speaking of his international debut, the Manchester United attacker played his first match for England against Australia on May 27, 2016 and he did well to find the net in a 2-1 win over the Socceroos.
After producing fine displays with Manchester United in the 2017/2018 season, Marcus Rashford was named in the 23-man England national team squad that will take part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.