Predicted Manchester United v Southampton line-ups

Match to be played on Sunday 11th January 2015 at 16:00. Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.

Manchester United will be looking to maintain their positive start to the New Year when they take on Southampton in the Premier League at home today.

Louis van Gaal’s side started 2015 with a 1-1 draw with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in the league, before getting the better of Yeovil Town 2-0 away from home in the third round of the FA Cup.

United will head into today’s league encounter against Southampton at Old Trafford placed third in the table with 37 points from 20 matches.

One would expect the Red Devils to win today, but they are facing a Saints team who are just a point and a place behind them.

Moreover, Ronald Koeman’s side have scored as many goals as United have (30) and have conceded five fewer (20-15).

Today’s game promises to be hugely competitive and entertaining, and hopefully there will be some goals.

Predicted line-ups:

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Evans; Carrick; Valencia, Mata, Rooney, Di Maria; Van Persie, Falcao

Southampton XI: Forster; Clyne, Alderweireld, Fonte, Bertrand; Wanyama, Schneiderlin, S. Davis; Long, Pelle, Tadic

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