Predicted Manchester United XI to play Southampton - Wilson must keep his place!

St Marys Southampton

Match to be played on Sunday May 11 2014 at 15:00 GMT. Venue: St Marys, Southampton.

This weekend could be Ryan Giggs’ last in direct charge of Manchester United and he should be determined to make the most of it.

Giggs showed he wasn’t afraid to make some big calls in the game against Hull and it paid off, with several youngsters impressing in a dominant win giving Giggs some selection problems on the final day of the season.

Here’s the side he could go with.

GK – David De Gea

De Gea will be looking for a complete performance and won’t want to make a single error during the game as he bids to start at the World Cup for Spain.

RB – Antonio Valencia

Valencia could be asked to play at right-back again. It’s a role he has some experience in and he gets forward well as he’s naturally a winger.

CB – Chris Smalling

Smalling’s best position is at centre-back and he should keep his place in the heart of United’s back four.

CB – Nemanja Vidic

It will be emotional for Vidic as he plays his last ever game for the club in place of the injured Phil Jones, out of action with a shoulder problem.

LB – Alexander Buttner

If Buttner starts, it could be a big indication that Patrice Evra is staying at the club. Giggs would start the experienced Frenchman if it was his last ever game for the club.

RM – Adnan Januzaj

The teenager deserves to stay in the side for the way he played against Hull. He took a bad stamp to the leg but should start if there have been no complications.

CM – Michael Carrick

Carrick is a great player to have in front of the back four, protecting the defence. He’ll make it difficult for the Saints to move the ball around.

CM – Marouane Fellaini

Fellaini’s job in this game will be to put himself about, making it difficult for any Southampton player to have time or space on the ball.

AM – Juan Mata

Mata could slot back into the team behind the main striker. He’s great in possession and can feed the space, which will allow United’s quicker players to counter attack well.

LM – Tom Lawrence

Lawrence had a good game against Hull and stands a good chance of keeping his place in the side. He showed a great turn of pace and real drive against Hull.

ST – James Wilson

It would be harsh of Giggs to drop Wilson for this game. He goes into the weekend on the back of a brace and will be looking to build on his confidence.

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