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Manchester United will be looking to get back to winning ways against an out of form Southampton team after picking up just one point in their last two games.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be expecting his side to pick up three points and get over the previous controversial home defeat against Sheffield United.

Solskjaer said in his press conference how he was told in the delegate’s report, the decision to allow Sheffield United’s goal and disallow Martial’s goal were both wrong. A decision he’s described as a ‘big momentum change’.

The Red Devils then failed to pick up all three points against Arsenal, a game in which they squandered the best chances to win.

Southampton have lost their last three, seeing them drop into the bottom half of the table.

The previous a 1-0 home defeat against Aston Villa, a game which VAR was the centre of conversation again. The Saints were on the end of two contentious decisions, the first being a Matty Cash handball and then Danny Ings was ruled offside in the last minute as he sought to draw the game level.

The earlier encounter in the season saw Edinson Cavani grab the headlines as he came off the bench to assist and score two as United came from 2-0 down at half time to win 3-2. The Saints have a poor away record this season but boast an impressive record at Old Trafford in recent years.

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The only doubt for United is whether Scott McTominay has recovered from the problem which saw him substituted in the first half against Arsenal.

As for Southampton, Mohammed Salisu, Nathan Tella, Michael Obafemi, and William Smallbone are injured. This game is set to be too early for the return of Jannik Vestergaard, Kyle Walker-Peters and Theo Walcott.

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Previous Meetings

Manchester United 3-2 Southampton                     03/19

Southampton 1-1 Manchester United                     08/19

Manchester United 2-2 Southampton                     07/20

Southampton 2-3 Manchester United                     11/20

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