Manchester United are back in action this weekend, and back in the English Premier League. Southampton are this weekends visitors to Old Trafford and the first bit of good news for Louis van Gaal is that former saint Luke Shaw is declared fit after coming off previously against Yeovil Town in the FA Cup. Shaw will be more than excited to face his former side at the Theatre of Dreams, the club in which he made a name for himself before making the big money move to Manchester.
With the good news about Luke Shaw in mind, we start with the wing-backs and starting with the youngster on the left, we also start a youngster on the right with Adnan Januzaj coming in for a rare start as Rafael Da Silva will not be fit enough after recovering from a fractured cheekbone and Antonio Valencia update is yet to come from Louis van Gaal. Januzaj has had a tough season without much first-team football. He has been linked with a loan move away from the club but we predict that he will be given his chance against the saints.
Back in the defence of Manchester United, we’ve gone for Smalling, Jones and McNair with Jonny Evans starting out on the bench after a few poor performances at the back. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind who starts in net, United’s player of the season David De Gea.
Moving into the midfield, Michael Carrick should start as offers the team so much composure and avenues both at the back and going forward. Alongside Michael Carrick we’ve gone for last weekends goalscorer and man of the match Ander Herrera. Still in midfield but pushed out to the left-hand-side, would be the welcomed return of Angel Di Maria.
Up top for Manchester United against Southampton, today we’ve gone for Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie will Radamel Falcao starting this one on the bench.
Here is our predicted formation picture of the Manchester United XI against Southampton at Old Trafford: