Manchester United have turned the corner, and will be looking to continue their rise up the Premier League rankings when they face Southampton at Old Trafford on Jan. 22. However, they will have to be at their best if they are to beat The Saints. Click here to watch the live stream.
Whisper it quietly, but as we enter the business end of the season in the Premier League, Manchester United will fancy their chances of a late championship push if they continue their recent run of form. The Red Devils, who sit in 6th spot and 7 points off the lead, entertain an inconsistent Southampton team who are more than capable of upsetting the odds and shocking the home team.
In fact, last season The Saints, as they are affectionately nicknamed by their loyal support, deservedly won in Manchester 1-0 — breaking a 27-year streak without a win away from home against the 20-time champions from the north of England. You won’t want to miss a kick when the action kicks off at 10 a.m. EST. CLICK TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM.
Southampton’s leaky defense will have to be on their best form if they are to silence United’s legendary striker Wayne Rooney. The forward has found the net 4 times in his last 4 Premier League games after a stuttering start to the season when he only managed 2 in his first 14 league games.
But Southampton carry their own threat through Saido Mané, whose pace and goal-scoring has alerted Manchester United scouts. They hold the Senegal-born winger in high-regard and have identified him as a top transfer target.
It promises to be an intriguing match-up, with both sides on winning streaks after poor form. United suffered a blip in Dec. when they failed to win in 6 games, but have since returned to winning ways and are unbeaten in 5. Southampton have won their last two games, so they will fancy their chances.
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