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Martial and Greenwood start, Pogba misses out: Man Utd Predicted XI vs Southampton

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a near-fully fit squad to choose from to face Southampton, barring outcast defender Phil Jones.

The Red Devils will look to get back to winning ways today against the Saints after their draw against Arsenal last time out.

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Solskjaer’s side will be well aware that they can’t afford too many more slip-ups if the title challengers are to make a real push to win the league this season.

Bearing this in mind, here is Football FanCast’s predicted starting XI, which sees Solskjaer make four changes to the side that drew with Arsenal at the Emirates.


With another tough game against Everton at the weekend, Solskjaer may well decide to ring some changes to his starting XI, though first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea is expected to start between the sticks.

With Victor Lindelof struggling with an ongoing back injury, it’s likely that Harry Maguire will keep his place in the heart of the defence, with Axel Tuanzebe back alongside him in the starting line-up.

Luke Shaw may be given a rest, however, having played a lot of football recently, with Alex Telles coming in for a start on the left-hand side of the defence and Aaron Wan-Bissaka keeping his place on the right flank.

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It’s hard to imagine too many changes to the midfield, but it might be beneficial if Paul Pogba was rested for Saturday, with Marcus Rashford switching to the left and Mason Greenwood replacing Rashford on the right.

Bruno Fernandes, as ever, will resume his rightful place behind Anthony Martial, who is likely to lead the line.

This means that there will be no room for former Paris-Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani, with the 33-year-old having struggled against the Gunners.

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